Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki donned a MAGA hat during the team’s visit to the White House on Monday, Nov. 4 to celebrate its World Series victory, triggering a huge meltdown from folks on the left who vowed to cancel him.
Suzuki with the red MAGA baseball cap got a hug from President Donald Trump while addressing an enormous crowd on the South Lawn of the White House.
“I love you all,” he told the crowd. “I love you all. Thank you.”
“What a job he did. I didn’t know that was going to happen,” President Trump said in response to Suzuki’s action of support.
Other members of the team were also recognized by President Trump by name, including Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman who also expressed his support for the president, thanking him for keeping the country safe and for “continuing to make America the greatest country to live in, in the world.”
Pres notes record crowd on South Lawn for the @nationals. “This is a record,” he says. Mentions the last time DC had a world series championship, the president was Calvin Coolidge. Says its the @nationals franchise first championship and predicts it’ll be “the first of many.” pic.twitter.com/XuSBVqzjM0
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 4, 2019
Many praised both players’ display of support for the president and realized it took a certain amount of courage from them to express their opinion. However, those from the left were immediately triggered, some of them vowed to cancel Suzuki.
Davey Martinez is also laughing back there.
Liberal heads are EXPLODING right now. https://t.co/6wwknQwdXS
— RBe (@RBPundit) November 4, 2019
“Putting on a ‘MAGA’ hat is a form of racist hate speech and an implicit threat of violence,” the leftist blog Palmer Report wrote in a tweet. “Kurt Suzuki should be banned from baseball. If you don’t like this tweet, (expletive).”
“Pathetic,” former CNN host Soledad O’Brien tweeted.
— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) November 4, 2019
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 4, 2019
— Wendy Thurm (@wendythurm) November 4, 2019
Very sad. I love Kurt Suzuki as a player. But he wore a MAGA hat to the White House, so I will not cheer him. Not quite as bad for Ryan Zimmerman, but his praise for Trump is hard to take.
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) November 4, 2019
CNN has the sads Kurt Suzuki wore a MAGA hat at the White House and Trump made an impeachment joke pic.twitter.com/KDDMu4l01Q
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 4, 2019
“It was amazing. That was the president. Just trying to have some fun,” Suzuki told USA Today after the visit. “Everybody makes everything political. It was about our team winning the World Series.”