Photos: President Trump Welcomes World Series Champions to the White House

March 12, 2018Mar 12, 2018

On November 1st of last year, the Houston Astros took the winning title of the 2017 MLB World Series Champions against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The final score ended with a whopping 4-run lead — the Dodgers had 1, while the Astros came out with 5.

As tradition stands, sports championship teams typically receive an invitation to visit the White House and meet the President of the United States. What was usually viewed as an honorable, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for winning sports teams became very controversial since President Donald Trump became #45.

Super Bowl LI champs (New England Patriots), 2017 Stanley Cup winners (Pittsburgh Penguins), and 2017 National Champions for college football (Clemson Tigers) all graciously accepted Trump’s invitation to the White House. However, the 2017 NBA Finals champions (Golden State Warriors) ultimately decided not to go to the White House after point guard Steph Curry attacked Trump, which led to the President rescinding the invitation.

Astros fans were curious as to whether or not their favorite baseball team would travel to D.C. to meet the President. Initially, the Astors stated that they were undecided on the possibility of a White House visit.

Ultimately, the team decided to accept the opportunity. Both President Trump and the Houston Astros shared highlights from the visit on Monday, March 12th. From the photos, it appears the team had a fun-filled and comical time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Trump stated that welcoming the team was a “great honor” and the Astros formally thanked him in return.

Congratulations, again, to the Houston Astros!

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