President TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' 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 McCarthyRepublican spin on Biden is off the mark Cheney reveals GOP's Banks claimed he was Jan. 6 panel's ranking member House votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress MORE (Calif.), House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyJan. 6 committee chair: 'No question' Capitol riot was a premeditated attack All eyes on Garland after Bannon contempt vote 'You're a joke': Greene clashes with Cheney, Raskin on House floor MORE (Wyo.) and House Minority Whip 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 (La.). Other GOP members of Congress present included Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamPennsylvania Republican becomes latest COVID-19 breakthrough case in Congress McCain: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner had 'no goddamn business' attending father's funeral Mayorkas tests positive for COVID-19 breakthrough case 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 ClintonSuper PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 Neera Tanden tapped as White House staff secretary 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 BradyDemocratic retirements could make a tough midterm year even worse Yellen confident of minimum global corporate tax passage in Congress 136 countries agree to deal on global minimum tax 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.