Using their Twitter platform, the organizers of the Paralympics shot back at President Donald Trump on Saturday morning for his rude comments about the events and athletes being "tough' to watch.
While meeting with the athletes at the White House on Friday for a photo-op, the president blurted, "What happened with the Paralympics was so incredible and so inspiring to me. And I watched — it's a little tough to watch too much, but I watched as much as I could.”
Trump's off-the-cuff comments did not sit well observers who found his remarks insulting, and Saturday the Paralympics Twitter account included a shot at Trump without specifically mentioning him by name.
“Record numbers around the world are not finding @Paralympics tough to watch,” the tweet read. “Billions of viewers now take in the Paralympics in hundreds of countries around the world. We hope the US President continues to watch and be inspired by the Paralympics.”
You can see the tweet and Trump video below:
Record numbers around the world are not finding @Paralympics tough to watch. Billions of viewers now take in the Pa… https://t.co/q0jTXT8qyy— Paralympic Games (@Paralympic Games)1524925724.0