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Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle will not join his fellow teammates Monday for an official White House visit honoring the new World Series champions, saying Friday that he just cant go because of Trumps divisive rhetoric.
The Nationals bested the Houston Astros Wednesday night in a tense Game 7 to earn the franchises first-ever World Series title. The White House, keeping up with tradition, invited the team for an official visit with the President on Monday.
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But on Friday, in an interview with the Washington Post, pitcher Sean Doolittle announced that he would be declining the invitation, arguing that meeting with Trump would compromise many of his beliefs.
Theres a lot of things, policies that I disagree with, but at the end of the day, it has more to do with the divisive rhetoric and the enabling of conspiracy theories and widening the divide in this country, he told the paper.
My wife and I stand for inclusion and acceptance, and weve done work with refugees, people that come from, you know, the s---hole countries.
Doolittle continued to say that he feels very strongly about his [Trump]issues on race relations and his relationship with the LGBTQ community, adding that he doesnt want to turn my back on his in-laws.
Doolittles wife, Eireann Dolan, has two mothers who are very involved with the LGBTQ community, according to the Post.
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Doolittle also cited having an autistic family member as another reason why he declined meeting with Trump.
I have a brother-in-law who has autism, and [Trump] is a guy that mocked a disabled reporter. How would I explain that to him that I hung out with somebody who mocked the way that he talked, or the way that he moves his hands? I cant get past that stuff.
Doolittle said that despite wanting to celebrate such an enormous accomplishment with his team, I just cant do it.
Its not clear if other players will join the pitcher but Doolittle says he respects the decision of those who choose to go and that by sitting out, he wont be a distraction for those who really want to be there.
Doolittle has seen pushback over his decision not to go - many people argue its about the office, not the man - but he disagrees.
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People say you should go because its about respecting the office of the president and I think over the course of his time in office hes done a lot of things that maybe dont respect the office.
He continued: I dont want to hang out with somebody who talks like that.B: