House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) loves baseball. Just two years ago a gunman shot him during the Republican Congressional baseball game practice. The bullet ripped through his pelvis, and he has gone through surgeries followed by months of grueling physical therapy. He had fun with Donald Trump, though.
He and the Minority Leader on the House Ways and Means Committee Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) went to the World Series as guests of Donald Trump and released this tweet:
‘At the #WorldSeries2019 w/ my friend @SteveScalise as guest of my friend @realDonaldTrump. Doesn’t get better than this! #TakeItBack’
Scalise put this photo of him and Brady in the VIP box on social media. Trump also watched the Houston Astros defeat the Washinton Nations seven to one.
Trump’s team was limited to Republicans when it would have been so simple to invite a Democrat or two along. The two Republicans sat in the president’s box just a few rows in from of him. In an interview with Fox Business, Scalise said, according to The Baton Rouge Advocate:
‘People kept coming up to the box where we were the whole night, trying to get balls signed and hats signed. It was great to be able to spend the evening with him at the ballgame.’
People in the stands booed the president, unfurled an anti-Trump banner, and shouted “Lock Him Up!” It took a few moments for POTUS to realize that they were not cheering him. He was used to adoring throngs in his rallies.
Scalise has stood firm with Trump, especially regarding the House impeachment inquiry.
Others in the president’s box included U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and U.S. Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC).
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