White House Announces Decision on U.S. Participation in Winter Olympics

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December 07, 2017Dec 07, 2017

During the White House's press briefing on Thursday, December 7th, reporters and viewers were shocked when Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated “no official decision has been made” on the United States’ participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics.

The press secretary assured, “We will keep you guys posted as those decisions are made. I know that the goal is to do so, but that will be a decision made closer to time.”

She continued, “"I think that's an inner agency process but ultimately the President would certainly weigh in but again, that's certainly something that he would take into account and probably a number of the stakeholders that would be involved."

Watch a clip from the press briefing below:

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Shortly after her statement, she posted to Twitter, confirming that the U.S. will participate in the Olympics that is taking place in South Korea.

Sanders stated, “The U.S. looks forward to participating in the Winter Olympics in South Korea. The protection of Americans is our top priority and we are engaged with the South Koreans and other partner nations to secure the venues.”

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