Protesters Hang Anti-Trump Banner After Opening Day Win At Nationals Park

It was opening day at Nationals Park, and baseball fans headed out to enjoy America's favorite pastime. For those looking to get away from the heated political climate, it didn't work out very well. Protesters showed up to the game to demonstrate with an 'Impeach Trump' banner.

The Nats beat the Marlins 4-2, and the crowd proceed to celebrate. That's when some fans in the stands hung the large, anti-Trump banner from an observation deck. The banner was a Russian flag.

“We waited until the game was finished to show our respect for opening day of America’s favorite national past-time, unlike Donald Trump who couldn’t be bothered to show up for a presidential tradition that lasted for a century until today,” wrote Jason Charter.

Charter seems to be under the mistaken impression that the ceremonial first pitch is thrown out every year by the POTUS. This isn't the case. Though presidents often do throw out the first pitch, it's not always the current POTUS and it doesn't happen every year. Former President Barack Obama, for example, only threw out the pitch on opening day once, in 2010. In 2012 through 2014 and in 2016, there were no presidents throwing pitches.

“American Presidents for the last 100 years have thrown out the first pitch on baseball’s opening day, so it’s a significant day in both sports and politics,” Charter mistakenly continued. “Normally, the President has the common decency to celebrate this day with most Americans, but with a [low] approval rating, Donald Trump was apparently too scared to show his face for fear of being booed out of the stadium.”

Charter and Ryan Clayton are part of the group Americans Take Action, and they've been busy dropping signs around town. “We dropped the ‘Impeach Trump #RESIST’ banner on baseball’s opening day because Donald Trump in the White House is a clear and present danger to the American people and the U.S. Constitution,” Clayton explained in an email.

According to Nationals Park officials, dropping the banner was a violation of guest conduct. “The banner that was unfurled after the game violates our guest conduct policy,” said a spokesperson in a statement. “It was promptly confiscated by security.”

So much for not politicizing America's greatest past-time!

Source: Washington Post
Photo: Twitter

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