Trump attends World Series after big national security win
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Oct 28, 2019,
Oct 28, 2019, 16:16
U.S. President Donald Trump was greeted with boos and a smattering of chants of "Lock him up!" when he appeared on screen at the World Series in Washington on Sunday, even as he celebrated one of the biggest wins of his administration.
He has also been embroiled in controversies regarding title-winning teams, sometimes inviting squads to the White House for fast-food dinners and sometimes having his invites declined by clubs critical of his policies and rhetoric, particularly when it comes to racial issues. Lindsey Graham as well as Reps.
Nationals manager Dave Martinez said: "He's coming to the game".
This is the first major league baseball game Trump has attended since he took office.
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His presence was not formally announced, but fans in the section just below Mr Trump's suite turned to look toward the box as he arrived.
The game is scheduled to take place at Nationals Park in Washington if needed. Instead, renowned chef, activist, and vocal Trump critic José Andrés began the evening, throwing the first pitch to Nationals veteran Ryan Zimmerman. President Trump is a deeply unpopular figure in the Washington area having received only 4% of the vote in the District of Columbia as well as having lost the states of Virginia and Maryland in the 2016 election. "I don't like that", he said.
When MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that Trump would attend, he noted that the president would arrive after the game kicked off, so as to avoid creating an inconvenience to fans entering the stadium.
For what it's worth, the Astros clobbered the Nationals 7-1, and now lead the series 3-2.
The Astros now lead the World Series 3-2, having triumphed over the Nationals on Sunday with a score of 7-1.