The liberal media is outraged that President Trump won’t throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the opening game of the Washington Nationals because he’s working.
The Nationals kick off the season April 3 by facing off against the Miami Marlins. A Trump rep said the president, a baseball fan, won’t be able to attend the game due to a scheduling conflict.
Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush previously threw the ceremonial first pitches for the Washington Nationals.
The tradition was started by William Howard Taft in 1910. Since then, 13 presidents have thrown out first pitches for the Nationals and Senators franchises.
In 2006, Trump threw out the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game. He also practiced pitching with the New York Yankees and the Mets during the many home games he attended before becoming president.
Not surprisingly, leftist media and anti-Trumpers mocked the president, saying he doesn’t want to throw out the pitch because he can’t throw. Oh really??
So that's why Donald Trump doesn't want to throw a baseball as president. pic.twitter.com/dGPHXTxjGH
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) March 29, 2017
Unlike Obama, the 6-foot-2 Trump was actually a star athlete in high school, where he was captain of the baseball team.
Trump’s baseball skills even got him scouted by professional teams like the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies. Let that sink in.
Did you know?
President Trump was an astounding athlete and was scouted by the Red Sox & Phillies, but chose real estate over pro baseball. pic.twitter.com/eqY83hjPaq
— Miss Michigan (@correctthemedia) March 11, 2017
Meanwhile, let’s take a walk down memory lane for when Obama tried to throw a baseball.
— Chris Creamer (@sportslogosnet) February 20, 2017
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