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Obama to ABC News: World Cup Has Affected Foreign Policy


He apparently would not elaborate on what exactly he meant, but during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos Thursday, President Barack Obama revealed that the 2014 World Cup has helped shape some aspects of U.S. foreign policy.

“We had elements — which I won’t detail — of our foreign policy that have been shaped around the World Cup,” Obama said. “Phone calls meetings initiatives we had to think about.”

ABC News also released the photo below of Stephanopoulos watching the USA vs. Germany game aboard Air Force One earlier today:

The interview with Obama will air tomorrow on Good Morning America as well as on this Sunday’s edition of This Week.

[Photo via ABC News]

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