Official White Home Picture by Andrea Hanks(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Nationals continued to rejoice their triumphant World Collection win earlier than 1000’s on the White Home on Monday — as one participant donned a “Make {America} Nice Once more” hat and one other skipped the ceremony for political causes.

Nearly proper off the bat, Trump introduced up the impeachment inquiry in opposition to him, as he mentioned how {popular} the Nationals grew to become all through their season.

“{America} fell in love with the Nats baseball,” Trump stated. “They simply fell in love with Nats baseball. That is all they needed to speak about. That and impeachment. I like Nats baseball way more.”

As Trump launched gamers and employees one after the other, he introduced catcher Kurt Suzuki to the lectern. Suzuki threw on a “Make {America} Nice Once more” hat.

“I like you all,” Suzuki stated. “I like you all. Thanks.”

Trump hugged him. “What a job he did,” he stated. “I didn’t know that was gonna occur.”

Trump stated the group on the south garden, which the White Home estimated was 5,300 individuals, was a report. “We’ve by no means had this many individuals on the entrance garden of the White Home,” he instructed the group.

Working by means of the story of the Nationals’ season, Trump congratulated the crew, who he stated introduced the World Collection trophy “again to {America}’s capital.” He known as the crew’s homeowners, the Lerner household, “nice individuals,” praised normal supervisor Mike Rizzo, supervisor Dave Martinez and the opposite coaches and gamers, saying, “they’re all right here.”

However in actual fact, not all had been there.

Reliever Sean Doolittle instructed The Washington Submit days in the past he wouldn’t attend the ceremony.

“There’s a number of issues, insurance policies that I disagree with, however on the finish of the day, it has extra to do with the divisive rhetoric and the enabling of conspiracy theories and widening the divide on this nation,” Doolittle stated.

There have been at the very least 16 different gamers not in attendance, primarily based on a listing of attendees launched by the White Home. It was unclear why the others missed the ceremony together with star third baseman Anthony Rendon.

When the president praised gamers one after the other throughout Monday’s ceremony, he didn’t point out Doolittle or Rendon.

The president attended Recreation 5 of the World Collection in Washington on Oct. 27, and was booed by followers in attendance. Some chanted, “Lock him up!”

“What a month,” pitcher Max Scherzer instructed the group. “What a magical month.”

After pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who this weekend grew to become a free agent, spoke, attendees chanted, “4 extra years!” Trump added, “I’m going to think about that 4 extra World Collection wins.”

First baseman Ryan Zimmerman handed the president a customized Nationals jersey and thanked Trump “for holding everybody right here secure in our nation and persevering with to {America} the best nation to stay on this planet.”

A army band performed “Child Shark” — the crew’s unofficial anthem — because the gamers and coaches emerged from the White Home firstly of the ceremony.

“That turned out to be a really, very highly effective little tune,” Trump stated

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