Trump Tries to Dribble Ronaldo Joke Past Portugal Prez, Scores Own Goal

30 Juin, 2018, 21:28 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Cristiano Ronaldo

The two met at the White House Wednesday ahead of the president's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit next month, where Trump had been speaking with the press about Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement.

Trump then asked De Sousa if Ronaldo is ever going to run for president against him, joking that the renowned forward might actually win.

Instead he was speaking about footballer Cristiano Ronaldo during a meeting with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at the White House. "Well, President, you know [there's] something I must tell you: Portugal is not the United States".

De Sousa told Trump that when the United States president meets Russian President Vladimir Putin during the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels next month, and if they end up talking about the World Cup, he should not forget to mention that "Portugal is still there and hopes to win".

Unfortunately, the transcript did not reveal Trump's views on VAR - but it can be assumed that the former reality TV star is a fan of the extra excitement generated so far.

It added that Portugal is an important NATO ally and a partner in Afghanistan and the crisis regions of Africa, and is pressuring North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.

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The final of the World Cup in Moscow will take place just days after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. "So don't forget if you ever go to Russian Federation during the championship, don't forget Portugal is still there and wanting to win the championship", the Portuguese leader insisted. They're doing very well.

"Doing very, very, very well", De Sousa interjected simply.

Except this time the US President wasn't talking about how America is doing domestically or on the global stage.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: That's very good. "I'm sure your son knows it", he told Trump.

"I'm very much impressed. He's the best player [in] the world", enthused Rebelo de Sousa, adding he believes the World Cup has been "a success for the world". Ready to wrap up the inane sports chat, Trump struck a galvanizing tone with another question about Cristiano Ronaldo. "It's more than that", de Sousa said.

"We were the first neutral country to recognize the United States of America's independence", De Sousa said. "Cristiano wouldn't win, you know he won't", he told his guest.

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