Traditionally, when a U.S. professional sports crew triumphs a championship, the president invites the team to the White House for a meet-and-greet.
Some jocks have opted out of invitations to President Donald Trump’s White House because of his divisive politics. Numerous Philadelphia Eaglesplayers have already said they would not be attending should the summon be offered to the Super Bowl champs.
On Monday, the World Series champion Houston Astros got their turn to meet the president. While we don’t precisely know American League MVP Jose Altuve’s politics, the second baseman made it clear “hes not” there for Trump.
For the majority of the phenomenon, Altuve stood stone-faced, hands at his area, most notably when Trump went down the line shaking hands.
Oof, that’s cold.
Altuve did shake the president’s paw when being singled out, and he seemed courteous after the president commendation him, but there was a hue of tricky ambivalence in the air.
Trump tweeted about the see Monday evening. Altuve is smiling with everyone in government officials group photo, but the rest of the time Altuve looks more business than gratification.