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Trump met with mix of boos, cheers, 'lock him up' chant at World Series

President Trump drew a loud mix boos, cheers, 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 McCarthy (Calif.), House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (La.). Other GOP members of Congress present included Sens. Lindsey Graham (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 Clinton that can often be heard at Trump's rallies.

A group of military veterans also joined the president's sizable entourage in the seats.

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.

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