LA 2024 bid committee congratulate Trump on victory

November 10, 2016

After Republic Donald Trump’s shock victory in the U.S. presidential election yesterday, the Los Angeles 2024 bid committee have congratulated him and on look forward to working closely with the President-elect.

“LA 2024 congratulates President-elect Donald J. Trump and appreciates his longstanding support of the Olympic movement in the United States,” read an official statement.

“We strongly believe the Olympics and LA 2024 transcend politics and can help unify our diverse communities and our world.”

“Let me congratulate President-elect Trump on his victory and wish him all the best for his term in office for all the people of the United States and of the world,” said IOC President Thomas Bach.

Los Angeles’ biggest rival, Paris, is also still in the running to host the 2024 Games but elect a new president in May. Many have predicted that far-right candidate Marine Le Pen could come out successful in the elections.

“LA 2024 has achieved 88% public support in the latest poll and strong bipartisan government support at the local, state and federal level. We look forward to working closely with President-elect Trump and his Administration across the federal government to deliver a ‘New Games for a new Era’ that will benefit and inspire the entire Olympic movement in 2024,” concluded the statement.

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