The President Of The United States On The Paralympics: ‘It’s A Little Tough To Watch Too Much’

Not the Onion.

During a Friday ceremony at the White House honoring US Olympic and Paralympic athletes from the 2018 Winter Games, President Donald Trump let it be known that he didn’t really dig watching the Paralympics.

Surrounded by Olympic and Paralympic competitors, the president pointed out how inspirational he found the disabled athletes who competed in Paralympics. In the most Trumpian way, however, he completely crapped all over his message when he tossed in one of his trademark asides.

“What happened with the Paralympics was so incredible and so inspiring to me,” Trump declared. “And I watched — it’s a little tough to watch too much, but I watched as much as I could. It was really fantastic, and I want to thank you.”

Oof. Just, oof.

As you’d expect, a number of folks had some thoughts on Trump doing Trump things at a ceremony that was meant to honor the athletes:

Watch the video below, via PBS.


Justin Baragona is the founder and publisher of Contemptor. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.