Donald Trump takes credit for Red Sox' winning streak

Alex Reimer
May 13, 2019 - 9:48 am

For years, Donald Trump has attached himself to the Patriots, bragging about his friendships with Robert Kraft, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. But now it looks like the President is taking up the Red Sox as well, following their White House visit.

In a tweet Monday, Trump lauded the Red Sox’ recent winning streak and took credit for their climb back to respectability. “Has anyone noticed that all the Boston @RedSox have done is WIN since coming to the White House!,” Trump wrote. “Others also have done very well. The White House visit is becoming the opposite of being on the cover of Sports Illustrated! By the way, the Boston players were GREAT guys!”

The Red Sox bulldozed the Mariners at Fenway Park over the weekend, scoring 34 runs in three decisive victories. They’ve won 11 of their last 13 games and now stand just three games out of first in the AL East. 

Roughly half of the Red Sox went to the White House last week, and all but one of the player attendees was white. During the ceremony, Trump asked Steve Pearce, who’s hitting .117, if he’s having a good season.

At the least, it looks like Trump is now more aware of the Red Sox than he was just a few days ago. 


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