Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki defended himself against critics after creating a viral moment and wearing a MAGA hat while visiting the White House.
“It was amazing,” Suzuki told USA Today via text message. “That was the president. Just trying to have some fun.
“Everybody makes everything political. It was about our team winning the World Series.”
Per USAToday, Trump called Suzuki to the podium during the ceremony and the 36-year-old put on the red hat, which appeared to be autographed. Trump then hugged Suzuki from behind as Suzuki told the crowd: “I love you all. I love you all. Thank you.”
Most Nationals players were present at the White House.
“This is an incredible honor I’d like to think none of us will ever forget,” first baseman Ryan Zimmerman said as he presented Trump with a Nationals jersey.
“We’d also like to thank you for keeping everyone here safe in our country and continuing to make America the greatest country to live in the world.”
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