President Trump got a chilly reception Sunday night at the World Series in Washington, D.C.
Trump and wife Melania attended Game 5 between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. After quietly entering the stadium, Trump was shown on the big screen during a salute to veterans and the sold-out crowd erupted in boos.
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— Jesse Yomtov (@JesseYomtov) October 28, 2019
Fans then began to chant “lock him up” in an apparent reference to the House impeachment inquiry, and a take on Trump’s taunts directed at Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign.
— Adam Longo (@adamlongoTV) October 28, 2019
Trump and Melania were seated in a private suite, although not with the team owners.
The Lerner family — which owns the Nationals — put in a request to Major League Baseball asking that they not be placed in a position to turn down a request from the White House to sit with Trump, according to WUSA-TV.
On Friday, the White House notified the league saying Trump did not want to throw out the ceremonial first pitch or make any other public appearance at the game “in order to make the fan experience as positive as possible,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.