Why Did Trump Turn Down “First Pitch” For Washington Nationals?

MSNBC’s Joy Reid wonders aloud why President Trump turned down the Washington Nationals offer to throw the ceremonial first pitch.

According to a 2014 interview, Trump said he was “the best baseball player in New York” when he played back in high school.

Of course, that was the same time the New York Yankees won the World Series with folks like Roger Maris, Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle.

“Best player in New York?”

Says Reid, “Could it be, that Trump, clearly no Mariana Rivera, wants to avoid the potential boos and hisses that could greet him at the Nationals Park, given that a whopping 90% of DC voters chose Hillary Clinton over him? Trump may not be so popular with the players either. Close to 30% of the players on the rosters of MLB’s opening rosters were born outside the United States.”