President Trump took the high road and did not mention the Red Sox players and coaches who were not in attendance.
Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz backed the team’s current manager Alex Corafor his decision to skip President Trump’s White House ceremony to celebrate the 2018 World Series team.
“You don’t want to go and shake hands with a guy who is treating immigrants like s—t because I’m an immigrant,” Ortiz said. “Once you see what is going in this country based on being an immigrant or being black, it’s something that goes beyond going into the White House and shaking hands with the president just because.”
Ortiz, who attended the White House ceremonies when Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama were in office, said he wouldn’t go as far as saying that everything Trump is doing is “bad” but admitted he started off on the “wrong foot.”
“You get excited about going and seeing the president,” Ortiz said. “But nowadays with all the controversy going on with the president and the sports teams not wanting to go, it’s more of a challenge.”