‘Impeach Trump’ banner unfurled as boos greet president at World Series
Along with boos and mocking chants, President Donald Trump was greeted with a banner calling for his impeachment while attending Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.
Trump, along with wife Melania, arrived at Nationals Park shortly after the first inning. When he was shown on the ballpark’s big screen, Trump was subjected to boos. Chants of “Lock him up,” a play on the oft-used line shouted by supporters during Trump rallies in reference to Hillary Clinton, could also be heard.
President Trump was booed loudly by the fans at Nats Park when he was shown on the big screen.— Adam Longo (@adamlongoTV) October 28, 2019
Then came a loud chant: “Lock him up.” @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/LBbgSAHd6k
The Nationals Park crowd loudly booed President Trump after he was introduced. An inning later, some fans chanted, “Lock him up! Lock him up!”— Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) October 28, 2019
Game 5 of the World Series is the first MLB game that Trump has attended as president. pic.twitter.com/EqirCKAq0z
Trump, who has been an overwhelmingly polarizing presence in the world of sports throughout his presidency, was also seen reacting to the reception.
WATCH: President Trump met with loud boos as he is introduced at the World Series in Nationals Park on Sunday night. pic.twitter.com/4RTW8ZqxqP— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 28, 2019
Later during the game, there were at least two instances where banners were displayed calling for Trump’s impeachment. One that was draped over the railing in right field during the seventh inning was quickly removed by stadium security, per reports.
Someone snuck an "Impeach Trump" sign into tonight's World Series game. Was displayed for a few pitches during the top of the 7th. Security quickly removed it. pic.twitter.com/FLZ3mcsUQF— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) October 28, 2019
A “Veterans for Impeachment” sign was also prominently displayed in the seats behind home plate.
“Veterans for Impeachment” sign behind home plate tonight pic.twitter.com/trBa9Irx3H— Andrew Beaujon (@abeaujon) October 28, 2019
A White House spokesperson did not immediately respond for a request for comment from BuzzFeed. As of early Monday morning, Trump has yet to tweet about attending the Astros’ 7-1 victory over the host Nationals.