The World Series is probably a touchy subject for the president who got booed mercilessly at game five and hit with chants of “lock him up,” which he full-well deserved. Video from the event shows Trump’s face at the moment he realized what the crowd was saying, and boy, is did the realization hit hard.
Now, Trump has decided he wants to relive some of that embarrassment by inviting the team to the White House Monday, and of course, in true Trump fashion, the president humiliated himself by awkwardly grabbing Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki from behind for a bearhug.
Check out the moment below:
Trump then says to the crowd:
“America fell in love with the Nats baseball. That’s all they wanted to talk about – that and impeachment. I like Nats baseball much more.”
“You reminded us all why baseball is truly America’s past time.”
You can see the full video below:
Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki wears a 'Make America Great Again' hat at the White House and Trump hugs him pic.twitter.com/5RbtolhVXP
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 4, 2019
Pitcher Sean Doolittle refused the White House invite just days ago, telling the press:
“There’s a lot of things, policies that I disagree with, but at the end of the day, it has more to do with the divisive rhetoric and the enabling of conspiracy theories and widening the divide in this country.”
Many others refused the request as well, including third baseman Anthony Rendon, center fielders Victor Robles and Michael A. Taylor, infielder Wilmer Difo and pitchers Sean Doolittle, Joe Ross, Javy Guerra and Wander Suero.
The awkward incident hit media headline instantly, leaving Trump’s dignity, the minuscule amount he had left at least, hanging on for dear life. You can see the reaction of people on social media below: