Trump first foreign leader to call for postponing Tokyo Olympics – Japan Today

Trump first foreign leader to call for postponing Tokyo Olympics – Japan Today

WASHINGTON
U.S. President Donald Trump came out Thursday as the first foreign leader to suggest delaying the Tokyo Olympics because of coronavirus, dropping a bombshell on his “good friend” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

“Maybe they postpone it for a year,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, 19 weeks before the opening ceremony in Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium.

With that, Trump threw cold water on the 2020 Games the same day as actresses dressed as ancient Greek priestesses held the ceremonial flame lighting at a ruined temple in the original Olympia, Greece.

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