The coach for the Republican congressional baseball team asked President TrumpDonald TrumpGrant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump Glasgow summit raises stakes for Biden deal MORE to attend the annual game on Thursday, the anniversary of last year’s shooting that wounded Rep. Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseThe 9 Republicans who voted to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — US cracks down on tools for foreign hacking House passes bills to secure telecommunications infrastructure MORE (R-La.) and several others.
“I asked him to come, I guess it was last week, I was over at the Oval Office. He said, ‘I’ll be there,’” Rep. Roger WilliamsJohn (Roger) Roger WilliamsThe CFPB's data overreach hurts the businesses it claims to help Early redistricting plans show GOP retrenching for long haul Photos of the Week: Congressional Baseball Game, ashen trees and a beach horse MORE (R-Texas) told The Associated Press.
A spokesman for Williams says the lawmaker does not know if Trump will in fact attend the game.
The House majority whip returned to Congress in September.
Williams told the AP that Scalise will start at second base during Thursday’s game.
The congressman also noted that members of Trump’s Cabinet will attend the game at Nationals Park.
Trump — who turns 72 on Thursday — has been vocally supportive of Scalise amid his recovery, including mentioning him during his State of the Union address earlier this year.
The White House has not commented on whether the president will attend the game.
—Updated at 3:52 p.m.