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President Donald Trump greeted with boos at Game 5 of World Series, fans chant ‘lock him up’

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Trump waves to the crowd during Game 5. (Photo: Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was greeted with a thunderous chorus of boos from the sold-out crowd attendance at Game 5 of the World Series between the Nationals and Astros.

Trump, who showed up shortly after the first inning, was introduced to the crowd after the third inning during the Nationals’ salute to veterans, a regular feature at Nats’ games.

As the next inning began, fans chanted “lock him up,” a nod to the motto that Trump supporters directed at Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Trump and wife Melania sat in the Washington Suite and were joined by a number of other politicians including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Reps. Steve Scalise (R-La.), Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), among others.

 

Trump did not sit with the Lerner family, the principal owners of the Nationals. A representative for the Lerner family put in a request to MLB to not be put in position to turn down a request from the White House to sit with Trump, according to WUSA.

Trump has not attended a major league game since he took office in January 2017.

USA TODAY

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