Trump welcomes Federation Internationale de Football Association chief Infantino, gives press red card

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United States president Donald Trump brandished a red card to the gathered media after meeting with Federation Internationale de Football Association boss Gianni Infantino at the White House.

The FIFA president gave Trump several tokens, including a referee's book with red and yellow cards.

Infantino joked that Trump could use the cards during future meetings with the media. Infantino politely demonstrated that the card is meant to be held up straight, not tossed like a frisbee.

Earlier in the day, Trump had complained on Twitter of "rigged" media coverage, and he used a gift from Infantino to further his rhetoric.

Watch above, via CNN. "If they don't extend it the media is going to be very boring, they'll all be out of business I guess".

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"That's very good. I like that", Trump said. "And it's a very special event, I think it's probably, certainly one of the biggest and maybe the biggest sporting event in the world and soccer's come such a long way".

Trump mentioned that his son youngest son, Barron, wanted to meet Infantino, and he also thanked New England Patriots and Revolution owner Bob Kraft-who was part of the United Bid team-for connecting with him regarding the World Cup bid.

"One more thing", Infantino said after presenting Trump with two custom soccer jerseys.

In July, at a Helsinki summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin, the USA president received a World Cup ball in exchange for an Alex Ovechkin jersey and hockey puck. He later handed him pairs of yellow and red cards and then explained their meaning to him. "The yellow card is a warning, and when you want to kick out someone [shows the red card].so this could be useful, I don't know".

Trump immediately flashed the card at members of the media.

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