President Trump said he's proud the Olympics are coming back to the United States "for the first time in a generation" after the Los Angeles bid for the 2028 games was accepted Monday.
"For the first time in a generation, the Olympics are coming back to the United States, and I am proud to support LA 2028," Trump said in a White House statement. "I want to congratulate the United States Olympic Committee and the entire bid team for developing a plan that will ensure LA 2028 demonstrates the best in American creativity, innovation, and hospitality."
"The United States has a remarkable history of passionate and loyal support for the Olympic Movement. No country has won more Olympic medals or trained more Olympic and Paralympic athletes. America always shines brightly during the Games, and LA 2028 will be no exception."
The International Olympic Committee announced Monday Paris would host the games in 2024 and Los Angeles would host in 2028. It's the first time the summer Olympic games will be on American soil since 1996 and the first Olympic games since the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002.
Trump praised the games and called on Americans to unite behind Team USA.
"The Olympic and Paralympic Games are one of the world's greatest celebrations of humanity, and they hold a special place in the hearts of all Americans," he said. "Every two years, we unite behind the remarkable athletes of Team USA who represent our nation's talent, drive, and our unwavering will to win. Their triumphs inspire our own pursuit of the American dream.
"I am confident that the Summer Games in Los Angeles will exemplify both the Olympic ideal and the American spirit, and we look forward to hosting them."