Baseball fans expecting to boo President Donald Trump at the All-Star Game are going to be disappointed.
According to an Associated Press report, Trump plans on skipping the All-Star Game, which is being held at Nationals Park.
Not Trump’s Game
It is an unofficial presidential tradition for a president to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game.
With the All-Star Game being played at Nationals Park, it was assumed that Trump would take the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch during the game.
Trump, however, just doesn’t seem into it very much.
As a matter of fact, we may never see him throw out a first pitch while he is in office.
And that is not necessarily a bad thing.
The costs associated with a presidential appearance at a baseball game are rather significant.
The entire stadium has to be swept before the game.
During the arrival and time spent at the game, dozens, if not hundreds, of additional agents and law enforcement officers are added for his protection.
It could cost millions of dollars for what amounts to be a couple of seconds of face time on TV.
We also know that if Trump were to make an appearance, there would be protests and booing from the liberals in the crowd.
That, of course, could lead to altercations during the game — something nobody wants to see.
After all, only 4 percent of the people living in D.C. voted for Trump during the presidential election.
When one looks at all the factors, Trump is doing the right thing here.
He is allowing the team to take center stage, rather than allowing his presence to steal the show.