Trump embracing Nationals player Kurt Suzuki in a playful manner that resembles a popular scene in the movie Titanic.
The White House invited the 2019 World Series champions, the Washington Nationals, to an event at the Washington Navy Yard. The event was held to celebrate the historic comeback win against the Houston Astros. Entering the seventh inning, the Washington Nationals were trailing 2-0 to the Houston Astros. Home runs by both Anthony Redon and Howie Kendrick helped pull the Nationals ahead and eventually defeating the Astros by a score of 6-2.
The President compared the comeback win to his 2016 presidential campaign.
“All the polls said...each and every one of them said...that Hillary...Corrupt Hillary...would win by 20 points. They all said Trump would never have a chance. The Fake News said Trump would never win. Then I get 304 electoral votes to Corrupt Hillary’s 227. People say that the Nationals had a great comeback but I had the greatest comeback ever. And the Fake News will never admit that. ”
This went on for 45 minutes before Trump introduced the Nationals team to the stage. The full team was not present as 18 players decided to boycott the event. Loud applauses erupted for the team as each player stepped on the stage. After taking photos from the press, the team exited the stage. However, one player was singled out by the President to stay on. Kurt Suzuki, who was the lone player wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ hat, caught Trump’s eye. He immediately embraced Suzuki from behind. Some noted the resemblance of the moment to a particular scene with Jack and Rose on Titanic.
Internet memes quickly followed with one user creating an auto tuned version of Trump singing Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart will go on’.