'Cancel Kurt Suzuki!': Washington Nats fans divided over team's White House visit
Nov 08 2019
"They just fell in love with Nats baseball", Trump said after the Marine Corps Band played a rendition of the team's theme song, the children's ditty "Baby Shark".
"For the first time in almost 100 years, our nation's capital is celebrating a World Series victory", Trump said during a celebration from the South Lawn of the White House.
Nationals relief pitcher Sean Dolittle stated as much when he refused to attend the event and pointed to Donald Trump's rhetoric for the reason he couldn't bring himself to be a part of this White House's celebration of the World Series Champions.
He soon became the target of much anger, with many calling to "officially cancel" the Nats catcher and others condemning how he was "cozying up to a monster who hates people like me".
Plenty of groups have declined to get White House visits or have not been invited, together with the NBA's Golden Utter Warriors, the NFL Mammoth Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and the United States girls's World Cup-winning team. "I just can't do it".
To nearly everyone who isn't a part of the Cult 45 known as Trumpians, Donald Trump's red Make America Great Again hat symbolizes racism, xenophobia and most of all, white supremacy. "The last time Washington, DC, was home to the World Series champs the president was a man named Calvin Coolidge".
"I feel very strongly about his issues on race relations", he said.
"Thought this season the Nationals have captured the hearts of baseball fans across the region and across the country".
First baseman Ryan Zimmerman, the particular player who has been with the franchise since it got here to Washington in 2005 from Montreal, supplied the 45th president with a Nationals jersey along with his title and the number 45 on the aid.
"This is an incredible honor I'd like to think none of us will ever forget", Zimmerman said.
Fans, including members of the Trump administration and Congress, were on hand to celebrate the team for defeating the Houston Astros in a do-or-die seventh game to win the championship. "Thank you for keeping everyone here safe in our country and continuing to make America the greatest country to live in the world".