WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump was greeted with boos and a smattering of chants of “Lock him up!” when he appeared on display screen on the World Sequence in Washington on Sunday, at the same time as he celebrated one of many largest wins of his administration.
Trump appeared on a show display screen on the Washington Nationals Park stadium between innings of the Recreation 5 match-up between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros.
The president, together with First Woman Melania Trump and a number of other lawmakers, appeared dwell on the display screen as a part of a video bundle thanking U.S. troops for his or her service.
The hometown crowd cheered followers and troopers displayed earlier on the display screen, however there have been boos and remoted “Lock him up” champs when Trump appeared, in keeping with a Reuters reporter in attendance and movies posted on Twitter.
The frosty reception got here on a day when Trump had introduced the dying of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the chief of the Islamic State group, in a raid by U.S. particular forces in northwest Syria.
Trump gained simply four p.c of the vote within the District of Columbia within the 2016 presidential election. The U.S. capital is internet hosting its first World Sequence since 1933.
Trump didn’t throw out the ceremonial first pitch on the recreation, as many earlier presidents have carried out. That job fell as an alternative to superstar chef Jose Andres, who based a non-profit group to feed catastrophe victims all over the world.
Andres additionally canceled plans to run a restaurant in Trump’s Washington lodge due to Trump’s disparaging feedback about Mexicans, which led to a authorized settlement.
Reporting by Pete Schroeder and Nandita Bose; Enhancing by Paul Tait