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The Narrative

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A – America is failing, big time. We used to be great but not anymore. We don’t win anymore. We are being passed up by every other country (not that I follow them) and we just let illegal immigrants run roughshod over our country. So-called refugees are just closet muslim terrorists.

–or–

usaswimB – America is great — flawed, complicated, but great and facing our future challenges. Our strength is our diversity, our freedom as guaranteed in the constitution and the bill of rights, and our democracy. Americans excel in every area they compete in, and we are able to band together and team up better than other countries of similar size.


 

Which narrative do the Olympics fit?

Final medal count, Rio 2016:

United States – 121 total, 46 gold
Britain – 67 total, 27 gold
China – 70 total, 26 gold
Russia – 56 total, 19 gold
Germany – 42 total, 17 gold


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No surprise, B represents the olympic ideal. A is Trumpism.

So what does Trump think about the Olympics? Not much. No comment. Nothing to say. No congratulations, no commentary at all from the motormouth.

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