Just six months after calling for a complete boycott of Major League Baseball, failed, one-term former President Donald Trump is telling MLB that he wants to attend Game 4 of this year’s World Series, which pits the Atlanta Braves against the Houston Astros.
Mediaite notes that Trump was very explicit in his contempt for the baseball league when they responded to a restrictive voting law passed by the Georgia general assembly after President Joe Biden beat Trump in the Peach State last November:
Major League Baseball decided to move its All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to growing backlash over Georgia’s voting law. The move was blasted by conservatives, and Trump joined the pundits by issuing a statement to criticize the sport.
“Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D.,” Trump wrote. “Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections.
But now Donnie is begging for tickets and all the arrangements that have to be made from a security standpoint so he can show up at Saturday evening’s game.
Will the Braves accommodate Trump after his calls for a boycott of the sport? It appears they will, according to USA Today:
Former president Donald Trump will attend Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday at Truist Park, Atlanta CEO Terry McGuirk told USA TODAY Sports.
“He called MLB and wanted to come to the game,’’ McGuirk said. “We were very surprised. Of course, we said yes.’’
Trump will not be sitting with MLB or club officials, McGuirk said.
“We are going to give him his own suite,’’ McGuirk said.
Asked if he was concerned about Trump’s polarizing presence, McGuirk said they had no objection.
“We are apolitical,’’ McGuirk said. “We’re open to anyone coming. It’s great that he wants to come to our game.’’
The last time he showed up for a World Series, Trump attended Game 5 of the 2019 World Series in Washington, D.C. He was roundly booed by fans:
While Trump may get a friendlier welcome in Atlanta than he did at the 2019 World Series, it won’t change one undeniable fact: He lost Georgia and the presidential election to Biden.