Donald Trump stepped outside the bubble of Fox News and sycophantic rallies last night and got a measure of what people actually think of him in a good old fashion razzing at the World Series Game 5.
When the president and his entourage were flashed onto the stadium’s humongous video screen, the crowd broke out in spontaneous, sustained booing and chants to “Lock him up” and “Impeach Trump.”
“Little different when he doesn’t control the audience! Welcome to the real world mr president! :)” wrote one wag on Twitter.
Trump stood stone-faced throughout the ordeal as the chanting hit almost 100 decibels, according to The Washington Post.
The sound level is comparable to loud sports events, concerts, car horns, snowmobile motors and some power tools. It can be damaging if exposed for more than 30 minutes, according to references.
The president’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was loudly booed last May at Yankee Stadium when his birthday was announced over the loud speaker. He was sitting in the stands.
He’s drawn all manner of heat as the President’s legal attack dog and his erratic behavior has turned him into a late night television punch line.
Giuliani claimed the boos were a sign of endearment from Yankee fans.
Trump’s incident occurred after the third inning during a tribute to veterans. The sellout crowd included 43,867 fans, who cheered loudly when the veterans were announced. But large percentage joined in the boos and chants when Trump appeared on the screen.
Trump was seated in a luxury box along the third base line. With him was House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif), Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and other GOP officials.
Trump rarely ventures outside the White House, unless he’s visiting one of his golf properties, his Mar a Lago club in Florida or carefully staged political rallies.
He’s been known to carefully chose his audiences when he appears at events.
While over 200 people attended President Trump’s Friday speech at Benedict College—his first appearance at a historically black college—only 10 students were reportedly invited to attend.
Benedict College spokeswoman Kymm Hunter told CNN that only seven students ended up attending the speech. Some 190 speech attendees were “brought in,” according to the cable news network. More than 2,100 students attend Benedict College, according to its website.
At last night’s game, Trump made his way to his box about eight minutes before first pitch and went largely unrecognized in the crowed, according to The Post.
Trump’s visit was his first to a Washington sporting event since becoming president. He has also skipped traditional social events such as the Kennedy Center Honors and White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
Trump’s visit was arranged through Major League Baseball, officials said. The Nationals did not invite Trump, hoping to keep politics to a minimum in highly politicized Washington.
Although security is usually tight at major events like the World Series, some fans were able to bring an “Impeach Trump” banner into the stadium and hung it from the upper deck.
The booing took place during a commercial break and was not shown on television. But a number of fans videoed the scene and posted the video on Twitter and other social media.
“Omg I love this so much — baseball fans making America proud again!!!” Tweeted one commenter.
“If you watch the video of his reaction, you can see how enraged he becomes when he realizes they are booing him. It’s pretty stunning to see,” wrote another.
Check out the Twitter posts below.
Take me out to the ballgame. pic.twitter.com/GZ2E3YGYbd
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) October 28, 2019
There it is. pic.twitter.com/hH9V8B8IYs
— Gabe Lacques (@GabeLacques) October 28, 2019