Trump presents 'President's Cup' to sumo champion in Tokyo

Trump presents 'President's Cup' to sumo champion in Tokyo
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' MORE on Sunday awarded the “United States President’s Cup” to a sumo champion during his trip to Japan.

Trump awarded the cup to the champion, Asanoyama, during a tournament at Ryōgoku Kokugikan Stadium in Tokyo.


“In honor of your outstanding achievement as sumo grand champion I hereby award you the President’s Cup,” Trump said, according to a reporter traveling with him.

Trump and a sumo official then handed the wrestler the trophy, which measures 54 inches tall, weighs between 60 and 70 pounds, and features an eagle on its top.

The reporter added that the president did not clap or offer much reaction earlier in the tournament when wrestlers faced him, threw ceremonial salt or swayed from side to side.

The president was reportedly met with loud applause, mixed with scattered applause, at the stadium.

“That was an incredible evening at sumo,” POTUS said before dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “Sumo wrestling.”

“We bought that beautiful trophy,” he added, “which you’ll have hopefully for many hundreds of years.”

Trump earlier in the day also played a round of golf with Abe.

This developing report was updated at 8:10 a.m.

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