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Trump has a tweet for everything, but none yet for Olympics

AP  |  Washington 

has a tweet for just about everything, but he's got nothing so far for Team USA a few days into

Since the competition began on Friday, Trump has tweeted about the massive budget deal he signed into law, his desire to have more Republican legislators in and offered condolences for two police officers who were killed in the line of duty.

He tweeted about jobless claims dropping, his decision to block release of a Democratic memo on the investigation and the downfall of a top accused of domestic abuse.

Missing from the series? Any mention of Team USA or words of encouragement for the athletes competing in the games that opened Friday in Pyeongchang,


Trump did send a pair of tweets last week complimenting the host country for the games.

"Best wishes to the Republic of Korea on hosting the @Olympics! What a wonderful opportunity to show everyone that you are a truly GREAT NATION!" he tweeted last Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony. He followed up with: "Congratulations to the Republic of Korea on what will be a MAGNIFICENT Winter Olympics! What the South Korean people have built is truly an inspiration!"

The had won six medals as of Tuesday, including gold in men's and women's slopestyle and women's halfpipe.

yesterday congratulated the US Olympic team on a "great start."

"We especially look forward to snowboarders and bringing their gold medals back home with them very soon," she said.

Vice returned to late Saturday after leading the US delegation to Friday's opening ceremony.

Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, who serves in the as an to her father, will lead a delegation to the closing ceremony.

Trump's silence on the Games mirrors his relative lack of comment during the 2016 Summer in Rio de Janeiro,

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 13:35 IST
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