President Trump welcomes World Series champions the Washington Nationals to the White House.
“America fell in love with the Nats baseball,” Trump said. “That’s all they wanted to talk about – that and impeachment. I like Nats baseball much more.”
“You reminded us all why baseball is truly America’s past time,” the president continued.
The president recognized members of the team by name and welcomed them to the podium with him, including catcher Kurt Suzuki and infielder Ryan Zimmerman, who thanked Trump for inviting him.
Suzuki proudly joined Trump, he was wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat before receiving an embrace from the president.
However, Suzuki is fighting back and calling out his critics. “It was amazing,” Suzuki told USA Today via text message. “That was the president. Just trying to have some fun.” He added, “Everybody makes everything political. It was about our team winning the World Series.”
Zimmerman also received backlash for gifting Trump a team jersey and thanking him for “continuing to make America the greatest country to live in the world.”