White House welcomes Washington Nationals | USA TODAY

White House welcomes Washington Nationals | USA TODAY

The 2019 World Series champions visit the White House.

President Donald Trump will host the World Series-winning Washington Nationals at the White House on Monday, despite the cold reception he received from the team’s fans. Trump was greeted with a chorus of boos and chants of “lock him up” when he visited Nationals Park in Game 5 of the series. Despite a longstanding presidential tradition of inviting sports champions to the White House, some team members and officials during the Trump administration have refused to participate. Nationals closer Sean Doolittle told the Washington Post he will not attend the celebration, citing Trump’s “divisive rhetoric and the enabling of conspiracy theories and widening the divide in this country.”

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