President Donald Trump made a surprise appearance at game 5 of the World Series in Washington D.C. Sunday night, only to hear the stadium erupt in boos and “lock him up” chants when his image was projected onto the jumbotron.
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Trump was accompanied by a phalanx of his most loyal Republicans, including Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Wishing to avoid a controversy, the Nats did not invite Trump and had chef José Andrés, a Trump critic who was especially vocal after Hurricane Maria, throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
The unfriendly welcome came just hours after Trump announced the successful killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdad, ostensibly a win for the administration.
Nevertheless, the crowd’s reaction shows the risk Trump runs by wandering into unfriendly territory — D.C. voted 90.9 percent for Hillary Clinton in 2016 — and which he usually avoids. Per the Washington Post, this is the first D.C. sporting event Trump has attended during his presidency, and he rarely strays from his own properties while in town.