Trump touts North America's winning World Cup bid

Trump touts North America's winning World Cup bid
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE on Friday touted North America's winning bid to host the 2026 World Cup, saying that he "worked hard" on the effort to bring the world's most popular sports tournament back to the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

"Thank you for all of the compliments on getting the World Cup to come to the U.S.A., Mexico and Canada," Trump tweeted.

"I worked hard on this, along with a Great Team of talented people. We never fail, and it will be a great World Cup! A special thanks to Bob Kraft for excellent advice," he continued, referring to the owner of the New England Patriots NFL team.


FIFA, soccer's international governing body, voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to bring the 2026 World Cup to North America, rejecting a bid from Morocco and marking the first time three separate countries will host the tournament.

Trump was a vocal advocate for bringing the World Cup to North America. But the victory for North America comes amid rising political tensions between the U.S. and its neighbors.

Trump frequently attacked Mexico during his presidential campaign and has vowed to build a wall along the U.S. southern border. And he also ignited a feud with Canada last week, even attacking Justin Trudeau on Twitter after the country's prime minister criticized Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and Europe.