The White House has come out to say that contrary to reports, not everyone booed Donald Trump at the World Series – some cheered.
White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley fielded questions by reporters about the US president, and one of them addressed the fact that he was met with boos and chants of “lock him up” at Game 5 of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros at Nationals Park.
Gidley said: “I didn’t talk to [Trump] about it. I know that there were some people there cheering as well.
But listen, it’s Washington DC, it’s a pretty liberal town but the president’s a big baseball fan. And while he wanted to go to the game and see the Nats play and also the Astros who were here a couple of years ago…it was a great night for him, a great night for the country and a great night for baseball.
Trump left the baseball game early on Sunday night following chants of “lock him up!” and boos.
People chanted ”Lock him up!” in some parts of the stadium. Later, fans behind home plate held a sign reading “VETERANS FOR IMPEACHMENT”. Another banner appeared during the game: “IMPEACH TRUMP!”
Despite video footage of the event, the White House insists that some people were cheering.
Those online argue that, at best there were some cheers – but "the boos had the majority".
He can't call the boos fake.
This is why Trump only schedules "campaign" rallies in red states with a controlled a… https://t.co/SDeU19yL0z
— The Disgrace of Trump (@The Disgrace of Trump)
The moment when Trump, after being overwhelmed by a sea of boos, can't breath and appears to fully evacuate himself… https://t.co/upL3bmw5xQ