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Fans chant ‘lock him up’ when Trump announced at World Series


Baseball fans chanted “lock him up” when President Trump was announced at Game 5 of the World Series.

The president, sitting in the Washington Suite at Nationals Park with first lady Melania Trump, GOP lawmakers, and a couple of “Wounded Warriors,” stood up and clapped as the group appeared on the big screen Sunday evening.

They were greeted by boos and “lock him up” chants reminiscent of those Trump supporters often reserve for the president’s 2016 election rival, Hillary Clinton.

The World Series is tied at two games apiece between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. It is the first World Series appearance for a Washington, D.C., team since 1933.

The principal owner of the Washington Nationals, Mark Lerner, said last week that Trump “should be at” Game 5 of the World Series despite anyone’s political views.

“Well, he has every right to come,” Lerner said. “He’s the president of the United States, whether you like him or not. It’s a special event. He should be at it.”

Trump did not throw the first pitch. That honor went to acclaimed chef and humanitarian José Andrés, who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize last year.