In yet another childish threat against the international community, President Donald Trump literally suggested that he will punish other countries if the United States loses the bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
The World Cup is an international soccer tournament held every four years. Nations that wish to host the tournament must put together a bid and submit it to FIFA, the organization that governs the sport. Once all bids are submitted, the member nations vote on who will host.
This year, Canada, Mexico, and the United States submitted a joint bid to host the World Cup in North America. But Trump is apparently insisting that not only should the bid be accepted by FIFA, but that the tournament should be hosted by the United States…
Trump also took a shot at the United Nations, whining that America should withdraw support from countries simply for disagreeing with us.
The U.S. has put together a STRONG bid w/ Canada & Mexico for the 2026 World Cup. It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the U.S. bid. Why should we be supporting these countries when they don’t support us (including at the United Nations)?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2018
This sounds like the kind of threat Stormy Daniels received when she was told to keep quiet about her affair with Trump by a mystery man who threatened her baby daughter.
The thug told her:
“That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.”
Seriously, Trump’s threat sounds like something the mob would say.
And Twitter was not at all amused.
Are you kidding me. If other countries want to bid on the World Cup so be it. If we get it awarded so be it, if not oh well. Telling countries they should support our bid is just stupid and childish. We help those countries out of compassion not so that they will do things for us
— Sabine Ren (@rendog1977) April 26, 2018
Sounds like blackmail to me.
— Daisymae (@Daisyma47000255) April 26, 2018
Did he really just threaten other countries over the World Cup 😂
— tegan anne (@anne_tegan) April 27, 2018
Are [email protected] some pretty candy from Dr. Jackson? Seriously you cannot be this stupid.
— Maryann McDevitt (@marsy1003) April 26, 2018
You sound like you need a safe space to cry in.
— Tom (@SasquatchTom) April 26, 2018
Why do you think everyone owes you loyalty? People can rally for whoever they want to! Countries can have independent thought and don’t always have to agree with us. Especially, with policies like yours that contradict common sense and go against international norms!
— Kyle Johnson (@kjohnson284) April 26, 2018
If anything, Trump just sabotaged any chance the United States had to host the World Cup. FIFA members should not bow down to threats and bullying but choose the nations based on the merits of the bid. But by making this threat, Trump just tainted the bid.
Once again, Trump humiliated America with a tweet and demonstrated that we don’t belong on the world stage, even in the sports world.
Featured Image By Danilo Borges Via Wikimedia Commons/Licença Creative Commons Atribução 3.0, Brasil (CC-By-3.0).