President Donald Trump welcomed most of the Washington Nationals team on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday to celebrate their World Series win over the Houston Astros.
Unlike the pitcher Sean Dolittle, first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was grateful for being at the White House with President Trump.
He brought the house down when he addressed Trump during the ceremony on Monday.
Zimmerman began by thanking the fans for supporting him and the rest of the team. “This is the stuff you dream about,” he said. “The parade, look at this crowd here, we couldn’t have done it without you.”
He then turned to the president, adding, “Mr. President, me and my teammates — first of all, I’d like to thank you for having us here. This is an incredible honor that all of us will never forget. And we’d also like to thank you for keeping everyone here safe in our country —”
Zimmerman paused briefly as the crowd cheered and Trump gave a “thumbs up” in the background. “— And continuing to make America the greatest country to live in the world.”
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The first baseman concluded by handing the president a custom Nationals jersey, emblazoned with “Trump” and the number 45 on the back.