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Trump Booed by Crowd at World Series Game

Crowd chanted 'Lock him up!'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2019 12:26 AM CDT
Updated Oct 28, 2019 6:33 AM CDT

(Newser) – President Trump went to his first Major League Baseball game as president Sunday night. After the reception he received from Nationals fans during their World Series game against the Astros, it may be his last. USA Today reports that the president received a "thunderous chorus of boos" after he was shown on the big screen at Nationals Park during the third inning. Fans also chanted "Lock him up!" The boos ended only when the screen cut to US service members and displayed a message thanking the military, the AP reports. Trump was at the game with Melania and Ivanka Trump and around a dozen Republican lawmakers. During the fifth inning, two men held up a "Veterans for Impeachment" sign behind home plate.

Officials say Trump was not invited by the team, but arranged the visit with Major League Baseball. He did not sit with the team owners, and the first pitch was thrown not by the president, but by chef Jose Andres, a frequent Trump critic, the Washington Post reports. Trump has not appeared at any other Washington sporting events since becoming president. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said that Trump asked not to throw out the first pitch "in order to make the fan experience as positive as possible," per USA Today. The president left during the eighth inning. (The Nationals lost to the Astros 7-1.)

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