Trump Was Given A Special Gift During Meeting With FIFA Leaders, Immediately Gives It To The Media

On Tuesday, President Trump hosted new FIFA president Gianni Infantino and US football president Carlos Cordeiro at the White House in celebration of the United States, Canada, and Mexico being named hosts of the 2026 World Cup Games.

The guests came bearing gifts and handed President Trump two shirts with his name on them: a blue personalized FIFA shirt, a red and white U.S. Men’s Soccer Jersey, and some official FIFA soccer balls.

But, there was one more gift that Trump enjoyed so enthusiastically he gave it to members of the media.

Per Fox News Insider:

Cordeiro and Infantino both gifted Trump commemorative soccer jerseys, but near the end of the photo op, Infantino reached off camera to get one last gift for Trump.

He handed Trump a wallet-sized cardholder with yellow and red cards that a soccer referee would wave to award penalties during a match.

“The yellow card is [for] a warning,” he said. “But, when you want to kick out someone, use [the] red card.”

As he handed them to Trump, the president smiled and waved the red card at the assembled press.

“That’s very good,” Trump said, as those assembled laughed.

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The three countries will jointly host the games though most of them will be played in the U.S. The hosting cities could include Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington D.C.

As CBS Sports reports, the hosting cities for Canada and Mexico have already been decided: Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto and Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterrey, respectively.

Trump touted the games as a “very important and special event” for the country but said he would not be in the White House for them. He then jokingly said perhaps Congress could extend his term.

“Maybe they’ll be extending the term,” Trump joked. He added, “the media is going to be very boring if they don’t.”

After more than a year of tense relations with Canada and Mexico amid trade deals and negotiations, President Trump remarked the World Cup event would be particularly beneficial for the North American countries. He said there would be a “great partnership” as the trio hosts the games.

Per CBS News:

The relationship between the North American countries is of particular note as of late as the countries continue ongoing negotiations over trade. Just this week, the president announced a trade “understanding” with Mexico which could lead to an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement. It’s unclear yet if Canada will be a part of any revised agreement.

Mr. Trump also noted the outstanding disputes over financing of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. He told reporters on Tuesday that “the wall will be paid for very easily” and be paid for by Mexico. Mexico’s government has repeatedly denied that they would be footing the bill to the president’s long-promised border wall.

Here’s even more from the event:

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