"I hope all African countries and countries throughout the world, that we also will be supporting you and that they will likewise support us in our bid, along with Canada and Mexico, for the 2026
World Cup. We will be watching very closely, and any help they can give us in that bid we would appreciate."
-- President Donald Trump
with his second comment in four days about
the World Cup 2026 bid effort, at a joint press conference in the Rose Garden alongside Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari