Granted, it’s hard to believe, but the always honest (HA!) failed, one-term, twice-impeached Donald Trump has been caught in yet another lie, and this one is about his attendance at Game Four of the World Series, which is being played in Atlanta this evening with the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros battling to be 2021 World Series champions.
In a statement from his Save America PAC on Saturday, here’s what Trump had to say about why he’ll be at the baseball game:
“Looking forward to being at the World Series in Atlanta tonight. Thank you to the Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred, and Randy Levine of the great New York Yankees, for the invite. Melania and I are looking forward to a wonderful evening watching two great teams!”
Turns out that’s complete bullshit, according to SNY, a regional sports network located in New York which did a little research and found Trump wasn’t invited by Manfred or Levine.
This ran counter to a Wednesday report in USA Today, in which Braves CEO Terry McGuirk said, “He called MLB and wanted to come to the game. We were very surprised. Of course, we said yes.”
Levine was not available for comment, but two officials directly involved in the process said that McGuirk’s comments were accurate, and that neither Manfred nor Levine had reached out to extend an invitation.
According to those officials, Trump last week reached out to Manfred through an intermediary to say he would like to attend a game.
Manfred then called Levine, because of common ties to the intermediary. That was the extent of Levine’s involvement.
“[Levine] has nothing to do with who attends a World Series in Atlanta,” said one of the officials.
And this isn’t the first time Trump has used Levine’s name to suggest he’d been invited somewhere he hadn’t:
In July 2020, shortly before director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci threw out the first pitch at the MLB opener, a Yankees/Nationals game in Washington D.C., Trump said he would be doing the same in the Bronx.
The Yankees had a general policy that if any high-ranking public official wanted to throw out a first pitch, it would likely happen — but the team had never scheduled the event that Trump claimed. Trump later said that he wouldn’t have been able to make it to Yankees Stadium on Aug. 15, after all.
Lies, lies, and more lies. It’s the only thing you can count on from Donald Trump. After all, this is the same con man who continues to insist he won the state of Georgia and the 2020 presidential election.
Donald Trump is full of bullshit and that’s exactly what he belches out every single time he speaks. You can’t believe a damn thing he says.