Monday, The Washington Nationals were honored at the White House to celebrate their World Series victory.
The players walked out to the “Baby Shark” song after it inexplicably took off as a celebration song during the series. In his celebration of the team, Trump even referenced the song and how it “turned out to be a very powerful little tune.”
.@Nationals players walked out on the White House steps to a live rendition of the song “Baby Shark”
— CSPAN (@cspan) November 4, 2019
Then Trump called Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki to the podium. “I love you all. Thank you Mr. President,” Suzuki stated, while putting on a “Make America Great Again” hat unexpectedly, prompting a hug from Trump.
“What a job he did!” Trump said, adding, “I didn’t know that was gonna happen.”
“I love you all! Thank you!”
Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki walks up to a microphone outside the White House and whips out a #MAGA hat.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 4, 2019
On Friday, pitcher Sean Doolittle announced that he would not be accepting the invitation to the White House. “There’s a lot of things, policies that I disagree with, but at the end of the day, it has more to do with the divisive rhetoric and the enabling of conspiracy theories and widening the divide in this country,” he told The Washington Post.
“My wife and I stand for inclusion and acceptance, and we’ve done wok with refugees, people that come from, you know, the ‘s— countries,’ ” he said, referencing the term Trump reportedly used to refer to some African nations in January 2018. “At the end of the day, as much as I wanted to be there with my teammates and share that experience with my teammates, I can’t do it,” he said. “I just can’t do it.”
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