Why Trump didn’t throw out the World Series first pitch

 

President Donald Trump attended game 5 of the World Series at Nationals Park on Sunday, where he was booed by the crowd. Chris Cillizza reviews the history of US presidents and baseball and delves into why Trump didn't throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

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59 Comments on "Why Trump didn’t throw out the World Series first pitch"

  1. Hey, Chris here — do you think baseball is still America’s pastime?

    • @Elkslayer “you wrote” “my response”. You are a MORON!!

    • googlesucks you | October 29, 2019 at 12:28 PM | Reply

      Testify my brother.

      Now a little song.

      Blow whistle blow, we dont know where you’ll go. But blow whistle blow. Blow baby blow what you know!

    • Dolt Daft Dunce Deplorable Donald Trump | October 29, 2019 at 12:29 PM | Reply

      @uncle Ricky I’m still here because imbeciles such as yourself think it’s normal for more than 10 members of a transition team to lie about talking to Russians. I’m still here because idiots think it’s normal for a national security advisor ie Michael Flynn to conspire to kidnap an American asset to a foreign country. I’m still here because ignoramuses think it’s normal for a campaign manager to work for FREE to pass on campaign results to Russians ie Paul Manafort. The fact that any of you morons think any of that activity doesn’t deserve some scrutiny is 100% absurd. So I’m still here to call out anyone who supports that lying, thieving, racist in the White House. I’m still here, because I like to trigger weak minded individuals!

    • #NeverGoFullLibtard 😜👈

  2. Maybe he was doing what most American’s love doing in their spare time: Catching up on all the Brexit latest in the UK. x

  3. Because he’s about as athletic as a used condom.

    • soaringvulture | October 29, 2019 at 12:05 PM | Reply

      Well, the meathead actually was a decent athlete in his youth and played baseball in high school. Now, of course, he’s 73 years old and fat, so he probably can’t throw very well at all. If he went out to the mound and threw a 50-foot rainbow, it wouldn’t look good. So he won’t do it.

    • @STOP ABORTING BABIES START ABORTING LIBERALS have you seen Trump throw a ball? No one has, so I doubt he could even throw a ball. Lol

    • @STOP ABORTING BABIES START ABORTING LIBERALS nice name loser. Conservatives care about fetuses until they are born.
      If you really care about fetuses, why don’t you adopt an unwanted pregnancy and take care of it without any government assistance?

    • STOP ABORTING BABIES START ABORTING LIBERALS | October 29, 2019 at 12:21 PM | Reply

      @Goahead It’s a joke name. I am for FORCED abortions and sterilizations of you “people”.

    • @palillo2006″No on has” Lies. Here’s a video of him throwing a ball in New Jersey at a minor league game……..https://youtu.be/645cNMYN2mU

  4. Because he didn’t want to get another boo, this guy self-esteem is the size of an ant!!

    • STOP ABORTING BABIES START ABORTING LIBERALS | October 29, 2019 at 12:03 PM | Reply

      @Dong LeMoan It’s not a girl. It’s either a hideous fat or old woman in real life or some weirdboy gay freak man that uses female avatars. Definitely not the femoid in the picture, although as stupid as her, certainly.

    • And yet he crushed the souls of libtards hahahhahhahahhahahha

    • WE WUZ VIKANGS!!! n shiet. | October 29, 2019 at 12:20 PM | Reply

      @Gloria Sheppard Just keep holy water at the ready . You are dealing with demons.

    • @Gloria Sheppard Gloria , you got to work on those comebacks.

  5. Leaping Cat Productions | October 29, 2019 at 11:33 AM | Reply

    Lil Hands Don-Don- “Why are they booing me, the one with unmatched wisdom”
    BootPolisher- “Because sir, this is Nationals Park, not the Trailer Park”

    • Trumptard Cuckservative | October 29, 2019 at 11:41 AM | Reply

      @Brion Stronghold jussie smollett was investigated and no collusion was found just like trump

    • Now that’s just funny, I don’t care what anyone says.

    • @Brion Stronghold you snowflake MAGAtard, your God is going to prison next year.

    • Brion Stronghold The Jussie Smollett incident is good example of the difference between the trump base and the rest of America. There were many who expressed sympathy and support for Smollett, but once it became increasingly clear that he was a manipulative liar the support was gone. Collectively the same people who supported him were pretty much like F that guy.

      In contrast trump and his cohorts can consistently lie on video and it’s rationalized or ignored. Whether it’s trump or someone he tells his followers to support, a myriad of conspiracy theories and mental gymnastics will take place before anyone will conclude that maybe the people who can be seen on video lying in real time are possibly full of sh#*.

  6. juandeldiablo696 | October 29, 2019 at 11:34 AM | Reply

    Everyone knows why he didn’t throw the ⚾️

    • @STOP ABORTING BABIES START ABORTING LIBERALS 🤣😂
      Bob was in trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was really angry. She told him “Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in 6 seconds. The next morning he got up early and left for work. When his wife woke up, she looked out the window and sure enough there was a box gift-wrapped in the middle of the driveway. Confused, the wife put on her robe and ran out to the driveway, brought the box back in the house. She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale.
      CNN reported that Bob has been missing since Friday.
      Fox reported on problems with obesity in America and made my fkn shakes smaller at McDonald’s

    • April71 these type of comments you see from accounts with names that aren’t real people are from people in foreign countries getting paid to flood social media with troll comments to try to influence and weaken America. Don’t even pay attention to them and they’ll all be gone in a few months when Trump is gone.

    • Amos Cardoza they’re troll accounts from foreign countries getting paid to spam Trump comments dont pay attention to them.

    • Haters of AMERICA apparently
      love baseball 👈😆🇺🇸

    • @Uncle Ed I’m pretty sure Isis hates democrats, republicans and anyone else in the realms of western society

  7. He would not know where to throw the ball because he doesn’t like being told what to do

  8. CadetBoneSpurs didn’t throw the pitch because of his bone spurs!

  9. ‘two words why he didn’t throw a pitch… “Bone Spurs” 🤭

  10. Give the guy a break. He’s got bone spurs.

  11. Because trump doesnt even look good golfing, and thats a game he likes…

  12. That’s the most patriotic thing I’ve seen in the last 3 years of this miserable president.

  13. If Donald threw the first pitch, it would have been the most beautiful pitch in the history of baseball. And nobody knows more about baseball than him. Believe him.

  14. He prevented getting boo’d for the pitch but Fans got him where he stands 😂 i

  15. 10k Subscribers With Some Videos Challenge | October 29, 2019 at 11:49 AM | Reply

    Sometimes i fee l that i am living in an alternate reality when all this is going on sm

  16. He’s a pussyassbicth that’s why 😂😂😂

  17. Refined Insanity | October 29, 2019 at 11:54 AM | Reply

    He must have been out of speed…. Either way, I slept better after hearing him get booed. 😊😴😴

  18. donald dump has to pay for a friendly audience.

  19. If he was in the stands and got booed that hard I can’t imagine him in the middle of the field. He might have an emotional breakdown

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