On Monday, Washington Nationals player Stephen Strasburg used his Twitter account for the first time in 18 months to tweet those iconic words: “Fake News!”
Strasburg was reacting to a short video clip posted by Rudy Gersten, who is often published in The Washington Post’s D.C. Sports Blog. The clip shows the World Series MVP turning away from President Donald Trump’s outstretched hand.
Strasburg left Trump hanging. 😂 pic.twitter.com/LFNQTpCs89— Rudy Gersten (@DCBarno) November 4, 2019
A longer clip of the interaction shows Strasburg coming back to embrace Trump after turning away the first time:
Within minutes of posting the first “fake news” clip, Gersten posted a short clip of Strasburg shaking Trump’s hand, though the president is largely out of frame in the shot. He also retweeted Strasburg calling the clip “fake news.”