During a campaign rally for Republican Rep. Rick Saccone on Friday, President Donald Trump said South Korean President Moon Jae-in credited him with the success of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
“I’ll tell you, we did a great job on the Olympics,” Trump said. “President Moon of South Korea said without Donald Trump the Olympics would have been a total failure.”
During the rally, President Trump also took a jab by insinuating that he prevented threats of nuclear attacks amid the games.
“It’s a little hard to sell tickets when you think you are going to be nuked,” he said. “But when North Korea called and said they wanted to be in the Olympics, everybody said let’s get tickets and go.”
President Trump also mentioned his decision to meet with North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un. He spoke of his efforts in working to denuclearize North Korea, something he says his predecessors weren’t capable of doing.
“Well, they say well, Obama could have done that. Trust me, he wouldn’t have done it. By the way, neither would Bush or Clinton.”
“Without Donald Trump, the Olympics would have been a total failure… A little hard to sell tickets when you think you’re going to be nuked.” – @realDonaldTrump on what South Korea’s president told him pic.twitter.com/af0tODfyIX
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) March 11, 2018
He continued saying, “Anybody could have done it. Obama could have done it. Obama had his chance.”
On Friday, President Trump tweeted: “The deal with North Korea is very much in the making and will be, if completed, a very good one for the World. Time and place to be determined.”
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