WATCH: Trump Booed, Serenaded With “Lock Him Up” Chants at World Series
The last time a World Series game was played in Washington DC was , 86 years ago. With the Washington Nationals making the finals this year, the President had the chance to take in game 5. While there was some talk Trump could throw out the first pitch, the honor went to renowned chef and Trump critic, Jose Andres.
Still, the President was able to take in the game from a luxury suite high above the field. While he wasn’t introduced at the outset of the game, Trump was later featured on the stadium scoreboard. The President was met with loud boo’s and chants of “lock him up.”
Trump was joined in his box by a number of prominent Republicans. Some of those who attended included Lindsey Graham, Kevin McCarthy, Matt Gaetz and Liz Cheney.
The President also invited a number of wounded warriors to attend the game with him. These veterans were introduced right before Trump was to raucous cheers.
When the camera turned to Trump, though, those cheers quickly turned into boos. Trump, who had earlier announced the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, clapped through the moment.
WATCH: President Trump met with loud boos as he is introduced at the World Series in Nationals Park on Sunday night. pic.twitter.com/4RTW8ZqxqP
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 28, 2019
After a few seconds of booing, the crowd then engaged in a chant of “lock him up.”
— Adam Longo (@adamlongoTV) October 28, 2019
This was a rare public appearance for Trump in an environment where he wasn’t surrounded by his supporters.
Presidents have been heckled at sporting events in the past. In 2016, some NFL fans booed when a video of then President Barack Obama was shown during a game.
Like Trump, George W. Bush was booed in Washington DC while throwing out the first pitch at a Nationals game in 2008.