President Donald Trump told American media on Wednesday that the United States will be the “best team in [the world]” when it comes to competing with its rival, Russia, in the international sporting event.
“You know, we’re going to win the world championship in 2024.
And that’s going to give us a big advantage.
And you know, I think that’s a big thing,” Trump said during an interview on Fox News.
Trump made the comment while discussing the state of the world in the wake of the recent bombing in the Russian city of St. Petersburg that killed at least 31 people and injured more than 200.
“We’re going get the best people in the business, we’ll win the championship.
And I think we’ll be able, and we’re gonna win it,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
Trump also discussed his “American exceptionalism” in a press conference Thursday, saying, “I don’t know if I’m an American anymore, but I’m proud to say that we are the greatest nation on earth.”
Trump has said he believes Russia was behind the attack on the Russian consulate in St. Petersburg, a claim that Russia has repeatedly denied.
Trump has previously accused President Vladimir Putin of having ties to the Trump campaign, and the two have clashed over the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.