By: Steve Dellar | 07-16-2018 | News
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Barron Trump Receives World Cup Final Ball, Lindsey Graham Wants It ‘Checked’ (Video)

At the end of the yesterday’s press conference between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian detail of Mr Putin handed him a gift he had brought along: a ball used during the World Cup final between Croatia and France.

Mr Putin handed it over and stated: “Mr President, I’ll give this ball to you, and now the ball is in your court. All the more that the United States will host the World Cup in 2026.”

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US President Donald Trump was clearly delighted with the small token of appreciation and replied: “That’s right, thank you very much, we do host it and we hope we do as good a job, that’s very nice. That will go to my son Barron, we have no question, in fact Melania, here you go,” whilst tossing it to his wife.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WATCH: President Trump tosses a soccer ball to Melania in the middle of a press conference. &quot;That will go to my son, Barron,&quot; Trump says of the ball, gifted to him by President Putin <a href="https://t.co/jgUqTTyB8x">https://t.co/jgUqTTyB8x</a> <a href="https://t.co/15nQYzwc6M">pic.twitter.com/15nQYzwc6M</a></p>&mdash; CBS News (@CBSNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1018933358938779649?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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FLOTUS missed the ball tossed to her but luckily Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who was sitting next to the first lady in the front row caught it and handed it to her.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/FLOTUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FLOTUS</a> Melania Trump with World Cup ball <a href="https://t.co/ZFMQVepMyw">pic.twitter.com/ZFMQVepMyw</a></p>&mdash; Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) <a href="https://twitter.com/HowardMortman/status/1018885849780453381?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The first lady had a big smile on her face during the rest of the press conference as she held the collector’s item on her lap. As many onlookers know, the First Couple’s son is crazy about anything soccer and was photographed in soccer outfits on several occasions already. He plays for a local Washington team.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lindsey Graham is worried the soccer ball Putin gave Trump could be a Trojan Horse <a href="https://t.co/FLbAv1yPI2">https://t.co/FLbAv1yPI2</a></p>&mdash; TIME (@TIME) <a href="https://twitter.com/TIME/status/1019046564596154374?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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However, Republican lawmaker Mr Lindsey Graham spoiled the warm moment that most commenters thought was truly innocent by warning that the ball could be bugged.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Finally, if it were me, I’d check the soccer ball for listening devices and never allow it in the White House.</p>&mdash; Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) <a href="https://twitter.com/LindseyGrahamSC/status/1018891400245600257?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Writing on Twitter, he stated: “If it were me, I'd check the soccer ball for listening devices and never allow it in the White House.”

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As most journalists agreed afterwards, President Donald Trump had indeed found an ice-breaker in bringing up the World Cup to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meetings.

At the opening welcome, Mr Trump offered praise to the Russians for the organization of the tournament, which most onlookers admitted was handled very smoothly. POTUS stated: “I'd like to congratulate you on a really great World Cup. One of the best ever from what everybody tells me. One of the best ever. And also for your team itself doing so well.”

“I watched quite a bit. In the United States we call it soccer. And I watched quite a bit and I watched the entire final and the semi-finals and they were really spectacular games but it was beautifully done so congratulations on that.”

Source:

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/397218-graham-trump-should-check-putins-soccer-ball-for-listening-devices

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3 Comment/s
SISTERHOOD OF THE ROSE No. 31481 2018-07-17 : 08:56

LOVE THE PLAYFULNESS!!!

Anonymous No. 31485 2018-07-17 : 10:21

Sad that 1st thought I had was that ball might have a pinch of novichok before adding the air.

Anonymous No. 31491 2018-07-17 : 11:44

The Congressional mental cases had a fit when Trump discussed Russian Hackers of our elections and accepted Putin's word (publicly). Putin more or less stated (politically) that at the time he was not aware of it, or that it was not a Russian Government sponsored Hack.

While I have serious doubts of Russia's national innocence into the hacking of Hillary and in fact ALL candidates for possible blackmail info.

Starting Cold War II is not the right solution now either is it?

When you are #1, #2 thru #4 goal is to weaken and control the superior economy, resources and technical abilities or #1.

Consider the real world.

If they had left Hillary to do her best, she likely could have accomplished this for them in 4 years.

My question is:

We have a well known Socialist Boogeyman (George Soros) Figure (like in 1984) that wants a 1 government controlled society.

We constantly hear 2nd , 3rd and 4th hand what he said and is doing behind the scenes. When will we see this Boogeyman in from of the US Congress for a Q&A.

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