U.S. President Donald Trump was roundly booed by the crowd at Game 5 of the World Series at National Park on Oct. 27, 2019. Reports about that show of disdain at the game between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals prompted some to ask whether the event really happened.
Video of the crowd booing was posted by a number of witnesses, journalists and news organizations to social media. The crowd for the Sunday night game went from cheering the troops, to booing Trump, back to cheering the troops, when the presence of each was announced on the jumbotron:
There it is. pic.twitter.com/hH9V8B8IYs
— Gabe Lacques (@GabeLacques) October 28, 2019
Trump appeared surprised by the reaction, turning to first lady Melania Trump, who was seated to his right, and mouthing “wow” before smiling and applauding. It was unclear in the clip what specifically he was applauding.
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
Some members of the audience also chanted “Lock him up,” a play on one of the more popular chants at Trump’s 2016 campaign rallies that targeted his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Fans start to boo President Trump when he appeared on the Jumbotron at #Nationals park. Then fans chanted “Lock him up! Lock him up!”
— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) October 28, 2019