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Video || Trump and Melania Booed at the World Series

President Trump and Melania were booed when they showed up at the fifth game of the world series between the Washington National and the Houston Astros.

That’s a badge of honor, of course. It’s Washington. The town only votes for Democrats, and he was elected to turn the place upside down.

“Lock him up,” was another chant.

Incredibly a Democratic senator, Chris Coons of Delaware, claimed to be outraged.

“Forgive me, I’m enough of a sort of traditionalist about our institutions that even at a time when there is a lot that our president does that I find disturbing, offensive, unconventional, I have a hard time with the idea of a crowd on a globally televised sporting event chanting ‘lock him up’ about our president,” said Coons.

He added, “I, frankly, think the office of the president deserves respect even when the actions of our president at times don’t.”

5 thoughts on “Video || Trump and Melania Booed at the World Series”

  1. I recall that Obama was “booed” when he visited a NASCAR event.
    One of the great things about being an American citizen is the right to “boo” the POTUS.

  2. They just. Don’t. Get it.

    Anyone remember “Field of Dreams”? Remember the “People will come, Ray” speech toward the end?

    Oh, and if by chance you haven’t seen “Field of Dreams,” do whatever you have to do, to see it as soon as humanly possible. Fathers, see it with your sons, and then go outside and play catch. Ladies, if you’re dating, see it with your man, and if he doesn’t cry at the ending, you might want to reconsider.

    But for those of you who HAVE seen it, let me jog your memory.

    Look, baseball has an almost mythical place in American life, and FoD is not the only baseball movie to mix in spiritual elements (see, e.g., Angels in the Outfield, preferably the original). And even that much is sometimes unnecessary: I can’t stand the Bronx Bombers, but the re-enactment of Gehrig’s farewell speech in “Pride of the Yankees” gets me every. Single. TIME.

    Messing with baseball, is generally not a good look. Part of why James T. Hodgkinson’s attempt at political mass murder was so devastating for me, personally, was that it was at a baseball field. The inverted symmetry of the most un-American action conceivable, in a space that is so quintessentially American, horrified me on such a soul level, that I still can’t explain it with words.

    So, in some sense, here we are again: there is nothing more American than the World Series, and nothing more American than the presidency.

    And yet, there were all of the various oligarchs, aristocrats, courtesans, and so many of the enablers thereof, doing something once considered un-American, in such an unmistakably American place, and inverting the symmetry once more.

    They boo Middle America’s president, at Middle America’s premier event, and yet they still don’t understand why Middle America loathes them.

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