Every president since William Taft in 1910 has thrown out a ceremonial first pitch during their time in office, either for Opening Day, the All-Star Game or the World Series. But not Trump. He didn’t throw out the first pitch.
But hey, not every president gets a HUGE chorus of boos a sold-out crowd of the World Series
Trump showed up shortly after the first inning of Games 5 between the Nationals and Astros and was introduced to the crowd after the third inning during the Nationals’ salute to veterans.
In a nod to the motto that Trump supporters directed at Hillary Clinton in 2016, as the next inning began, fans chanted
“Lock him up!”
According to WUSA, Trump did not sit with the Lerner family, the principal owners of the Nationals. A representative for the Lerner family put in a request NOT be put in position to turn down a request from the White House to sit with Trump,
Trump said he did not want to throw out the ceremonial first pitch or make other public appearance
“in order to make the fan experience as positive as possible.”
He has not attended a major league game since he took office.
Trump booed pic.twitter.com/9yFGKYjkga— Jesse Yomtov (@JesseYomtov) October 28, 2019
This might be the most beautiful thing I've seen in three years. Suck it up, buttercup. Americans will be booing you in public for the rest. Of your fucking. Life. Cry hard about it.— David Avallone (@DAvallone) October 28, 2019
Two ways you might avoid it. One is solitary confinement. https://t.co/244n0sOM09
(Photos, YouTube; via USA Today)