トランプ大統領は3月12日、アイルランドのIrish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar首相との会談後の記者会見で東京オリンピックについて質問を受けた。
Any more thoughts about the Tokyo Olympics?
No, I just wish the Prime Minister, he’s a great friend of mine, Prime Minister Abe, and I wish him luck. They did such a perfect job. That venues （会場）are incredible.
He was proudly showing me pictures of what
they’d done the last time I was with him. This is before this came up and I
said, “What a job.”
And they’d built it very well. They built it on budget, right on, even under budget and they’re beautiful facilities. I don’t know.
It’s very possible that for the Olympics
maybe. I just can’t see having no people there. In
other words, not allowing people.
Maybe, and this is just my idea, maybe they postponed it for a year. Maybe they do that if that’s possible. Maybe that’s not possible.
I guess it’s never happened with the Olympics, although I think there was interruption for wars, right?
Right. It was canceled or interruption, but I would say maybe they postpone it for a year. It’s a shame because really… I used to be in the real estate business, as you probably heard, they built some… And I built beautiful buildings and they built some really beautiful buildings.
Would you make that recommendation to your friends ?
No, no, they’re very smart. They’re going to make their own.
But I like that better than I like having empty stadiums all over the place.
I think if you cancel it, make it a year later, that’s a better alternative than doing it with no crowd.