The Washington Nationals brought home the 2019 World Series for the first time since 1924, and the response was a well-earned stadium of joy. Unfortunately for Donald Trump, he managed to jump into the hole he was digging and pull the dirt in after himself. It was clearly self-destructive.
POTUS showed up at the World Series Game 5 with his wife Melanie Trump and a truckload of his favorite Republican legislators. The people shouted as the president stood there expecting the rally accolades. His face dropped as he realized he was being booed and people chanted “Lock him up! Lock him up!” An anti-Trump banner unfurled and the president did the same.
Then, during Game 7 of the World Series, the president tried to get even. Remember, Trump holds grudges close to him, nurturing them when he is alone. Then, he gets his revenge. As Mrs. Trump once explained, when her husband is hit, he hits back 10 times harder.
The president did not return to watch the National Major League Baseball (MLB) game, but his attempt to get even backfired. He flashed a 2020 presidential campaign ad across the stadium’s giant Jumbotron screen, according to The Newsweek Magazine.
Once again, the fans jeered and chanted “Lock him up! Lock him up!” for the second time within 96 hours. The Washington City Paper sports editor Kelyn Soong caught some of the booing on Twitter.
Former Obama White House staffer, Alex Sopko tweeted:
‘For those keeping score… Nats fans 2 Trump 0 Trump’s not even here but the entire #nationals park watch party just boo-ed his campaign ad.’
Then, former theater agent and convicted fraudster Roland Scahill wrote:
‘Every fan sitting in that stadium who booed Trump on Sunday night deserve[s] a World Series ring.’
Author of Thanks Obama, David Litt called both the Nationals’ win and the Trump boos. He tweeted:
‘Good week for DC.’
MSNBC’s Morning Joe host, Joe Scarborough felt that the fans should not have booed Trump. Fox did not broadcast Trump’s reaction to the jeers. According to The Washington Post reported Associate Director of the Center for Sports Communication and Media at the University of Texas, Kevin Robbins said:
‘It’s news, which makes it a dereliction of duty not to show it. This isn’t political. It’s not whether you agree with it. It’s just telling you what happened.’
Director of Sports Journalism at Northwestern and former Washington Posts and ESPN reporter said:
‘When they showed the president earlier in the broadcast, do they have to mention he’s the subject of an impeachment inquiry? I think the phrase ‘stick to sports’ is loathsome, but a broadcast isn’t journalism. When you’re broadcasting the World Series, you’re doing it as a partner of baseball. I think it is important to remember that. You’re not there as a representative of the news division of your network.’
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