Former President Donald Trump plans to attend the Astros-Braves Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night in Atlanta.
“He called MLB and wanted to come to the game,” Braves CEO Terry McGuirk told USA Today earlier this week. “We were very surprised. Of course we said yes.”
Asked if there was concern about Trump’s polarizing presence, McGuirk said the team had no objection.
“We are apolitical,” he said. “We’re open to anyone coming. It’s great that he wants to come to our game.”
Trump attended World Series Game 5 in Washington in 2019, when the Nationals faced the Astros, and was booed when he appeared on the stadium’s video board.
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred also is scheduled to attend tonight’s game. Earlier this year, Manfred pulled the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta due to Georgia’s new restrictive voting law, a move criticized by Trump.
Trump does not plan to be sitting with MLB or club officials, said McGuirk, who added, “We are going to give him his own suite.”
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