Trump Brags WH Visit Gave Red Sox Good Fortune Even Though Many Players Skipped

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 09: U.S. President Donald Trump is presented with a jersey as right fielder J.D. Martinez and pitch Chris Sales look on during a South Lawn event to honor the Boston Red Sox at the White House M... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 09: U.S. President Donald Trump is presented with a jersey as right fielder J.D. Martinez and pitch Chris Sales look on during a South Lawn event to honor the Boston Red Sox at the White House May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump hosted the Boston Red Sox to honor their championship of the 2018 World Series.(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 13, 2019 9:03 a.m.

Baseball fan Trump bragged in a tweet on Monday that the Boston Red Sox’s recent wins were a result of the team’s visit to the White House last week, an event that many players, including the team manager, opted to skip.

The team visited the White House on Thursday. A handful of players decided to forgo the ceremony. Red Sox manager Alex Cora, a native of Puerto Rico, said he decided to not attend in protest of Trump’s handling of the devastation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

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