So much for unity: Congressional staffers boo Trump at charity baseball game

So much for civility and ending the tone of hate in Washington, D.C.  On Thursday, the Washington Times reported that congressional staffers ruined what was supposed to be a bipartisan event.  According to the report, those who jeered and booed President Trump, who addressed the crowd by video, appeared to be Democrats.

According to the Times:

Dozens of congressional staffers erupted into boos, jeers and even vulgar gesticulations Thursday when President Trump appeared in a video at the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park.

Mr. Trump delivered a message of unity, but some fans in the stands weren’t having any of it.

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One man shouted an expletive at the video screen as Mr. Trump was telling the fans: “We are showing the world we will not be intimidated by threats.”

The episode marred what had been a night celebrating those wounded in Wednesday’s murderous attack on GOP players practicing for the game.

When both teams went to second base — the symbolic spot where Rep. Steve Scalise was wounded in the attack at the Alexandria practice field — to kneel and pray, some mocked the prayer, too. The fans appeared to be Democratic staffers, having booed the announcement of several members of the GOP lineup.

Most of the fans present, however, chanted, “USA, USA” and gave a loud standing ovation to Capitol Police Special Agent David Bailey, one of those credited with saving the lives of Republicans and staffers who were targeted when Sanders supporter James Hodgkinson opened fire, wounding Rep. Steve Scalise and others.

Agent Bailey, the Times added, threw out the first pitch.

Writing at the Daily Caller, Jim Treacher said:

I was glad to see that the Congressional Baseball Game went on as planned last night. They didn’t let some left-wing lunatic ruin it by trying to kill GOP congressmen for disagreeing with him. It was a show of unity. It was a beautiful display of the things that bring us together, no matter what sets us apart from each other. It was American AF.

Naturally, Democrats had to ruin it…


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