President Trump drew loud boos and chants of “lock him up” during his appearance on the Jumbotron at Nationals Park for Game 5 of the World Series tonight.
Trump was sitting in the stands along with some of his closest Republican allies, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (La.).
Other GOP members of Congress present included Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and David Perdue (Ga.).
The crowd had just started cheering for service men and women on the field when Trump was shown on the jumbotron prompting immediate loud boos.
There it is. pic.twitter.com/hH9V8B8IYs
— Gabe Lacques (@GabeLacques) October 28, 2019
Some members of the crowd then began a “lock him up” chant, an echo of the popular “lock her up” chant directed at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that can often be heard at Trump’s rallies.
WATCH: President Trump met with loud boos as he is introduced at the World Series in Nationals Park on Sunday night. pic.twitter.com/4RTW8ZqxqP
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 28, 2019
Loud, sustained boos for Trump at Nats Stadium when he was announced. Maybe loudest crowd cheer of the night.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) October 28, 2019
President Trump was just shown on the video board, and the crowd unloaded all its boos. Crowd now chanting “lock him up.”
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) October 28, 2019
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) October 28, 2019
"Lock him up!" chants broke out at Nationals Park as President Trump attended Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night. https://t.co/H6jCLDB91r
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) October 28, 2019
At the World Series pic.twitter.com/AdSgmlwrNi
— Michael Tackett (@tackettdc) October 28, 2019
— Joseph Puopolo (@jpuopolo) October 28, 2019
Trump was also greeted with a big “Impeach Trump” banner in the stadium.
And right behind home plate #VeteransforImpeachment signs appeared for Trump to see on the jumbotron.
The Astros defeated the Nationals and took a 3-2 lead after Sunday’s game.
The game was also attended by a top critic of the president, celebrity chef José Andrés, who threw out the first pitch prior to Trump’s arrival at the game.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 28, 2019
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said earlier this week that Trump had offered to arrive after the game started and not throw out the first pitch to minimize distractions for fans at the stadium.
Earlier in the week Trump said he was skipping tossing out the first pitch because it made him look “too heavy.”