A reality check occurred last night during Game 5 of the World Series. In the third inning, images of honored vets were being flashed across the jumbotron, to the accompaniment of adoring cheers from the crowd. These cheers soon turned to boos when the camera shifted focus to the box where President Trump was seated. The boos soon turned into a chant of “Lock Him Up.” Echoing a similar chant that has been featured at many of his political rallies. A fan’s video captured a visibly crestfallen Trump, when he realized the crowd’s reaction to him. His day had begun so well too. The morning’s cheers over the killing of an ISIS terrorist leader had morphed into jeers, at the old ballgame. This was the first Major League Baseball game that he has attended, since being elected. What do you think are the chances that he’ll attend Game 6?
This incident of course rocketed to number one on Twitter. This morning, this story was goosed into a second life, when co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, tisk-tisked about the incident and all the while clutching their pearls exclaimed that real Americans don’t boo the president. Even though most of our recent presidents have also been booed at the ballpark. With impeachment looming imminently and the possibility of conviction no longer only a pipe dream, Trump finds himself cornered, with nowhere to run and no place left to hide.