President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Pickaway Agricultural and Event Center on October 24 in Circleville, Ohio.
President Donald Trump speaks throughout a marketing campaign rally at Pickaway Agricultural and Occasion Heart on October 24 in Circleville, Ohio. Evan Vucci/AP

Shortly after Ohio State defeated Nebraska on the opening weekend of Huge Ten faculty soccer, President Donald Trump took credit score for the return of the convention’s season. 

“And it’s nice to be again in Ohio to have fun the return of Huge Ten soccer with a giant victory right this moment for the Buckeyes,” Trump informed the group Saturday at a rally in Circleville, Ohio, simply exterior of Columbus. 

“So then I had an thought, I mentioned I’m gonna get it open if it’s shutdown, that’s what occurred,” Trump mentioned. “And I labored onerous to convey again Huge Ten and I received collectively along with your commissioner, he did a great job, and we received it again, and right this moment you received your soccer recreation and also you had been very joyful about it.”

Trump repeatedly pressured the convention to play soccer this fall, which it in the end determined to do. Nevertheless, it’s unclear how a lot affect the President’s strain had on that call regardless of him taking credit score for it. 

CNN’s Harry Enten wrote earlier that Trump clearly noticed a political alternative with concern to the Huge Ten. There is a purpose he targeted most of his consideration on the Huge Ten suspending play, versus the numerous different conferences that did. Most of these different conferences aren’t based mostly in swing states.

And Trump wasn’t alone. Biden additionally made advertisements exhibiting empty faculty soccer stadiums because of the coronavirus with the blame touchdown at Trump’s toes.


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