FIFA World Cup News: Donald Trump jokes about Cristiano Ronaldo running in Portugal’s presidential campaign

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  • Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa met with American President Donald Trump at the White House
  • Rebelo de Sousa said Cristiano Ronaldo was “the best player in the world” and asked Trump to remind Putin of Portuguese president in Russia
  • Trump jokingly asked Marcelo de Sousa whether “Cristiano will ever run for President against you?” 

Cristiano Ronaldo has made a fantastic start to the 2018 FIFA World Cup and is now a favourite to win his 6th Ballon d’Or early next year. The 33-year-old helped Real Madrid lift their 3rd consecutive UEFA Champions League title before joining up with the Portuguese and is now looking to take his country as far as possible following their qualification into the round of 16.

Portugal President wants Trump to remind Putin of their presence in Russia

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa who is currently in the United States of America for the NATO summit met up with the much-maligned American president Donald Trump and the leader of the free world was quick to make a comment on Portugal’s World Cup performance and their star man Cristiano Ronaldo.

On Wednesday, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa met up with Trump as the duo decided to have a brief conversation before the summit started. De Sousa smartly indicated to Trump that when he meets Vladimir Putin at the summit soon, he should not forget to mention Portugal and how well they have been doing in Russia.

In FIFA World Cup Latest News coming from the USA, Rebelo de Sousa told Trump to mention to Putin “Portugal is still there and hopes to win…” He further went on to say, “Don’t forget that Portugal has the best player in the world who is called Cristiano Ronaldo,”

Trump was quick to recognise the fact that Portugal was indeed doing very well but asked the Portuguese president just how good Ronaldo was, to which De Sousa replied, “the best player in the world.”

Donald Trump wants Ronaldo to run for Portuguese presidency?

In latest World Cup Football News, Donald Trump was quick to indicate to his counterpart, that maybe Cristiano Ronaldo could run against him. He asked, “so will Cristiano ever run for President against you?” but before the Portuguese leader could respond, Trump tried his best to make light of the situation and assured him that “Cristiano wouldn’t win, you know he won’t”.

This is where the Portugal President decided that it was time to make Trump realise just how different the culture was in Portugal when compared to America. He said “President, you know — you know something — I must tell you, Portugal is not like the US. It’s a little different.”

Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably one of the most famous sports personalities in the World, and his stocks have been on the rise since he joined Manchester United but in the last two years, he has managed to dominate club football especially in ways not many have done in the past. At 33, he is reaching the final phase of his career but looking at his game, it hardly appears that he has any plans of stopping.

Portugal will meet Uruguay on Saturday (June 30th) in the Round of 16 of the FIFA 2018 World Cup at the Fisht Olympic Stadium.

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