Watch: Trump Booed at World Series Game, Fans Chant “Lock Him Up”
The appearance was his first at a major league baseball game since taking office
President Trump made an appearance at Game 5 of the World Series at Nationals Park last night (Oct. 27), his first at a major league baseball game since taking office, and….well, we can see why he waited so long.
Trump was met with enthusiastic boos when he appeared on the video screen at the park, and fans broke out into chants of “Lock him up! Lock him up!”
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) October 28, 2019
The reaction pic.twitter.com/qvp3DqRiJm
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) October 28, 2019
Here’s video of Trump getting booed again, this time by the whole stadium. pic.twitter.com/ppRpQzWWap
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 28, 2019
Several fans also displayed banners calling for his removal from office during the game. One “IMPEACH TRUMP” banners were hung near both left and right field, and at one point a “VETERANS FOR IMPEACHMENT” sign was spotted behind home plate.
“Impeach Trump” sign also spotted on the left field ramps pic.twitter.com/AgsT06jGaE
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) October 28, 2019
— Lisa Sales (@CABlueBlaze) October 28, 2019
“Veterans for Impeachment” sign behind home plate tonight pic.twitter.com/trBa9Irx3H
— Andrew Beaujon (@abeaujon) October 28, 2019
The banners were eventually confiscated by security. Perhaps anticipating the reception he got, Trump declined to throw out the first pitch at the game. He is the only president since 1910 to not throw out a first pitch at either Opening Day, the All-Star Game or the World Series. Trump didn’t bother to stick around for the end of the game, either; he reportedly left in the eighth inning at around 10:50 p.m. The game ended at 11:30.
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