To celebrate the team’s World Series title,Trump declared yesterday
“Washington Nationals Day”
Trump called Suzuki to the podium at the White House and as he made his way there, the 36-year-old put on a red MAGA hat. A surprised Trump (oddly) hugged him from behind and Suzuki then said from the mic,
“I love you all. I love you all. Thank you.”
The president and Suzuki shook hands, and Trump said,
“What a job he did. I didn’t know that was going to happen.”
Suzuki told USA Today Sports after the team’s visit on Monday,
“Everybody makes everything political. It was about our team winning the World Series.
It was amazing. That was the president. Just trying to have some fun,”
Not all of the Nationals were present. Closer Sean Doolittle was the first player to publicly decline the invitation over the weekend.
Other players who did not make an appearance: third baseman Anthony Rendon; outfielders Michael A. Taylor, Victor Robles, Wilmer Difo and pitchers Joe Ross, Javy Guerra and Wander Suero.
(Photo, screen grab; via USA Today)