Trump Jr. defends dad, says doing right 'pisses them' after prez booed at World Series game
The president has been quiet after he and First Lady Melania Trump became the subject of boos and jeers during game 5 of the World Series between Washington Nationals and Houston Astros.
Donald Trump Jr. came to the rescue of his father after he got booed at Nationals Park on October 27 night. "I’d wear getting booed in the swamp as a badge of honor. If you’re pissing them off you’re doing something right!" he tweeted on October 28.
During Game 5 of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump became the subject of boos and jeers as their images were flashed on the jumbotron screen, Daily Mail reports.
"I’ll take boos from the leftist DC fan base and cheers from the great men and women of the United States Armed Forces any day of the week!" Donald Trump Jr wrote in another tweet alongside a video of the president being honored by members of the military.
Despite some baseball fans shouting "lock him up", a play on Trump's famous campaign chant in 2016 against Hillary Clinton, the president has been surprisingly quiet on the incident.
When asked about the reception, White House Deputy Press secretary Hogan Gidley said he hadn’t spoken to the president about it. However, he noted that Washington D.C. is a "a pretty liberal town but the president is a big baseball fan and while he wanted to go to the game to see the NATS play and also the Astros who were here a couple of years ago."
It is no secret that Washington D.C. is a Democratic stronghold. During the 2016 election, Trump won just over four percent of the vote in the District of Columbia.
"He also wanted the wounded warriors to get a chance to sit in the box and talk to them about their experiences and I think it was a great night for him a great night for them and for the country and a great night for baseball", Gidley told Daily Mail at the White House on Monday. Trump was sitting with at least three wounded warriors at the game after the men traveled with him in his motorcade from the White House to the stadium.