Biden: U.S. "considering" diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
The United States is "considering" a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, President Biden told reporters on Thursday.
- The move would mean that a delegation of high-ranking U.S. officials would not attend the opening of the Winter Olympics, Reuters noted.
- Nearly half of Americans are against China hosting the Games, according to an Axios/Momentive poll.
What they're saying: It's "something we're considering," Biden said ahead of a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
- "There are a range of factors where we look at what our presence will be," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said at a briefing.