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Washington Nationals’ Kurt Suzuki Puts on MAGA Hat: ‘Thank You, Mr. President’

Catcher with baseball's World Series championship team surprised scores of people on Monday, at the White House and beyond

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The World Series champs went to the White House on Monday to celebrate their big win in the world of professional baseball.

Of course, not everyone could put politics behind them.

As The Hill noted ahead of the Monday event, “Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle will not visit the White House with his teammates when President Trump hosts the club to celebrate its World Series victory.”

“Doolittle, a relief pitcher who joined the Nationals in 2017, told The Washington Post [this past] Friday that he [would] not attend a White House ceremony scheduled for Monday because of his opposition to Trump.”

“There’s a lot of things, policies that I disagree with, but at the end of the day, it has more to do with the divisive rhetoric and the enabling of conspiracy theories and widening the divide in this country,” Doolittle told The Post.

“My wife and I stand for inclusion and acceptance, and we’ve done work with refugees, people that come from, you know, the ‘s***hole countries,'” he added — “referencing remarks Trump made in 2018 about immigrants coming from Haiti and some African nations,” as The Hill also noted.

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Catcher Kurt Suzuki, however, had no problem showing his love and appreciation for President Donald Trump during his visit.

As he enthusiastically placed his Make America Great Again hat on his head, he said, “I love you all. Thank you, President Trump.”

That move earned him a hug from Trump.

Watch the video below:

A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.

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