Biden says he’s ‘considering’ diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

Biden says he’s ‘considering’ diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

President Biden said Thursday that he’s “considering” a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing amid ongoing tensions with China.

“It’s something we are considering,” Biden told reporters when asked about the boycott prior to an Oval Office meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Moments later, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said she had no update on any potential action, saying: “I want to leave the president the space to make decisions.”

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The “diplomatic” boycott would be a half measure that snubs the authoritarian nation by not sending high-level US officials to events like the opening or closing ceremonies. It would not ban US athletes from participating, as some Republican officials have demanded.

Biden held a virtual summit on

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