The Washington Nationals fans were not happy to see President Trump, First Lady Melania, and several members of Congress who were put on the display screen during Game 5 of the World Series.
While Trump and the crew were not there to make any political statements—even declining to throw the opening pitch—they were booed when they were displayed on the screens. Fans also chanted, “Lock him up.”
Check it out:
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 28, 2019
Trump went up on the display screen after the third inning after the stadium recognized veterans in attendance, a regular practice.
— Jim Heath (@JimHeathTV) October 28, 2019
Trump booed pic.twitter.com/9yFGKYjkga
— Jesse Yomtov (@JesseYomtov) October 28, 2019
“Trump appeared on a display screen at the Washington Nationals Park stadium between innings of the Game 5 match-up between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros,” Reuters reports, adding, “there were boos and isolated ‘Lock him up’ chants when Trump appeared.”
The report notes the boos came on the heels of Trump announcing earlier in the day that a U.S. special forces unit killed the leader of ISIS.
Sunday morning, President Trump announces that ISIS leader al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead.
Sunday night, Washington D.C. elite boos and heckles the president at a World Series game.
The Left would rather see President Trump fail than America succeed.pic.twitter.com/Kg2YB3aeaN
— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) October 28, 2019
Karma struck quickly for the Nationals fans.
The hometown team went on to lose the game in humiliating fashion by the visiting Houston Astros with a score of 7 to 1. This was the third loss in a row for the Nats who started the series 2 – 0. All three of the Nationals’ losses came at home. And, in 27 innings played, Washington’s team only scored 3 runs. One in Game 3, one in game 4, and one in game 5.
The Astros, now up 3 – 2, are one win away from being the World Series Champions.
Washington Nationals boo Trump, immediately lose World Series game 7-1 pic.twitter.com/i10r8oVAi9
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 28, 2019
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