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Nov 02 2019
Trump Is Outta There! Comments (0)

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Sean Doolittle, World Series closer for the Nationals, is the first player from the team to announce he is declining Trump's invite to appear with him at the White House Monday. Why? Well:

There’s a lot of things, policies that I disagree with, but at the end of the day, it has more to do with the divisive rhetoric and the enabling of conspiracy theories and widening the divide in this country. My wife and I stand for inclusion and acceptance, and we’ve done work with refugees, people that come from, you know, the “shithole countries.” At the end of the day, as much as I wanted to be there with my teammates and share that experience with my teammates, I can’t do it. I just can’t do it.

He also noted:

I want to show support for [the LGBTQ community]. I think that’s an important part of allyship, and I don’t want to turn my back on them. I have a brother-in-law who has autism, and [Trump] is a guy that mocked a disabled reporter. How would I explain that to him that I hung out with somebody who mocked the way that he talked, or the way that he moves his hands? I can’t get past that stuff.