Kurt Suzuki dons MAGA hat during Nationals' White House visit

Nationals pitcher Steven Strasbourg at the white House on Nov. 4 2019

Nationals pitcher Steven Strasbourg at the white House on Nov. 4 2019

One commenter on Twitter claimed that the MAGA hat was "a form of racist hate speech and an implicit threat of violence" and that "Kurt Suzuki should be banned from baseball".

Since 2016, several sports teams and athletes have refused an invitation to visit the White House, including the 2016-2017 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team and a number of members from the 2016 Clemson Tigers men's football team, the 2016-2017 Pittsburgh Penguins, and the 2017 Houston Astros, who lost the series to the Nats this year. "Come here, say a couple words".

The Commander in Chief reached around the MAGA-hat-wearing Kurt Suzuki and gave him a big hug across his chest, reminiscent of the 1993 Rolling Stone magazine of the pop star.

"They just fell in love with Nats baseball", Trump said after the Marine Corps Band played a rendition of the team's theme song, the children's ditty "Baby Shark".

US President Donald Trump welcomed the Washington Nationals to the White House on Monday, announcing their remarkable World Sequence title - and impeachment - became all anybody wanted to focus on in the nation's capital. They shook hands before the latter left the podium. "I didn't know that was going to happen", said the president.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 4: President Donald Trump embraces Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki as he wears a "Make America Great Again" cap.

Others defended Suzuki by citing the First Amendment and pointing out that he is free to express himself. "Just trying to have some fun", he told the outlet.

Trump congratulated the Nationals on becoming the first Major League Baseball team in Washington to win the World Series in almost 100 years.

First baseman Ryan Zimmerman, the particular player who has been with the franchise since it got here to Washington in 2005 from Montreal, supplied the 45th president with a Nationals jersey along with his title and the number 45 on the aid.

"It's an incredible honour that none of us will ever forget", Zimmerman said. "We'd also like to thank you for keeping everyone here safe in our country and continuing to make America the greatest country to live in the world".

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