The Hill reports:
President Biden on Saturday sent out a video message thanking U.S. athletes for representing the country in the Tokyo Olympics ahead of the event’s closing ceremony this weekend, commending their “courage” and resolve to push themselves amid the stress of the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden went on to acknowledge that “getting to the Olympics is a long journey, and the pandemic made it “especially difficult and draining.”
“Beyond the medals and the results, you remind us that we are stronger than we ever thought we were,” he said, noting that this year’s Olympics has raised “issues that we should all care about,” including “our physical and mental wellness.”
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— President Biden (@POTUS) August 7, 2021
Trump’s team is now fundraising off his attacks on the U.S. women’s soccer team, who he called “leftist maniacs.”
“I only support America’s Olympians who STAND for the flag & love the USA.”
There’s also a graphic of a gold medal with Trump’s face on it: pic.twitter.com/qCzefUVWPP
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) August 5, 2021