President TrumpDonald TrumpOmar, Muslim Democrats decry Islamophobia amid death threats On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Trump cheers CNN's Cuomo suspension MORE drew loud boos and chants of "lock him up" during his appearance on the scoreboard at Nationals Park for Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday.
Trump was sitting in the stands along with some of his closest Republican allies, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyOmar, Muslim Democrats decry Islamophobia amid death threats McCarthy raised 0K after marathon speech Dem leader calls on GOP to 'cleanse' itself after Boebert comments MORE (Calif.), House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyThe GOP's post-1/6 playbook is clear — and it's dangerous Trump allies leaning on his executive privilege claims Two Fox News contributors quit over Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 documentary MORE (Wyo.) and House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseThe Memo: Omicron poses huge threat to Biden presidency The GOP's post-1/6 playbook is clear — and it's dangerous House GOP seek to block Biden from reopening Palestinian mission in Jerusalem MORE (La.). Other GOP members of Congress present included Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks This Thanksgiving, skip the political food fights and talk UFOs instead Biden move to tap oil reserves draws GOP pushback MORE (S.C.) and David Perdue (Ga.).
According to multiple reporters at the scene, the audience erupted into boos when the group appeared on the scoreboard. Some members of the crowd then began a brief "lock him up" chant, an echo of the popular "lock her up" chant directed at former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future MORE that can often be heard at Trump's rallies.
Loud, sustained boos for Trump at Nats Stadium when he was announced. Maybe loudest crowd cheer of the night.— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) October 28, 2019
A group of military veterans also joined the president's sizable entourage in the seats.
"At the #WorldSeries2019 w/ my friend @SteveScalise as guest of my friend @realDonaldTrump. Doesn’t get better than this! #TakeItBack," tweeted Rep. Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyEconomic growth rate slows to 2 percent as delta derails recovery Democratic retirements could make a tough midterm year even worse Yellen confident of minimum global corporate tax passage in Congress MORE (R-Texas).
Sunday's game comes as the World Series is split 2-2 between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.
The game was also attended by a top critic of the president, celebrity chef José Andrés, who threw out the first pitch prior to Trump's arrival at the game. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said earlier this week that Trump had offered to arrive after the game started and not throw out the first pitch to minimize distractions for fans at the stadium.
“His view was that in order to make the fan experience as positive as possible, he would arrive at Game 5 sometime after the game began, so that wouldn’t interfere with fans getting into the stadium. Quite frankly, we were very grateful for that,” Manfred told The Associated Press.