By SCOTT M. REID / STAFF WRITER
Officials for Los Angeles bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games congratulated Donald J. Trump on a presidential victory that is being viewed within the Olympic movement as a significant setback to the city’s quest to hold a third Games.
IOC members have made it clear for months that they viewed a potential Trump presidency as an impediment to Los Angeles’ bid, citing the Republican candidate’s anti-Muslim and immigrant stances as well as several other comments made about foreign governments.
The Trump victory was also a personal setback for LA 2024 chairman Casey Wasserman. Wasserman contributed at least $277,700 to Democratic campaigns including Hillary Clinton in 2016, according to state and federal campaign records.
“LA 2024 congratulates President-elect Donald J. Trump and appreciates his longstanding…