Kurt Suzuki after wearing MAGA hat to White House: 'Everybody makes everything political'

The Washington Nationals took their World Series victory tour to the White House on Monday.

The visit from the local team came just days after their championship victory, putting a quick end to speculation over who would and wouldn’t be seen celebrating alongside President Donald Trump.

Catcher Kurt Suzuki was among those to proudly join Trump at the White House, showing up donning a red “Make America Great Again” hat before receiving an awkward embrace from the president.

Suzuki calls out critics for making ‘everything political’

Suzuki reportedly received backlash for his embrace of Trump — who’s in the midst of an impeachment inquiry — and the divisive politics represented by his MAGA hat.

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President Donald Trump hugs Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki during an event to honor the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals baseball team at the White House, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Washington. Standing at right is manager Dave Martinez. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
President Donald Trump stands with Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki, during an event to honor the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals on the balcony of the White House, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Washington, as First Lady Melania Trump, left, and Washington Nationals coach Dave Martinez, second from right and general manager Mike Rizzo, far right, look on. Suzuki is wearing a Make America Great Again hat. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, center, presents a jersey to President Donald Trump during an event to honor the 2019 World Series champion Nationals baseball team at the White House, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Washington. Standing alongside Zimmerman are manager Dave Martinez, second from right, and general manager Mike Rizzo. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
First lady Melania Trump, Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman, and President Donald Trump arrive for an event to honor the 2019 World Series Champion Washington Nationals, on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
First lady Melania Trump laughs as President Donald Trump hugs Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki during an event to honor the 2019 World Series Champion, Washington Nationals, at the White House, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump invites Washington Nationals infielder Howie Kendrick to speak during an event to honor the 2019 World Series Champion, Washington Nationals baseball team, at the White House, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, center, speaks in front of first lady Melania Trump, from left, President Donald Trump, manager Dave Martinez and general manager Mike Rizzo during an event to honor the 2019 World Series champion Nationals baseball team at the White House, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez, right, speaks in front of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump during an event to honor the 2019 World Series champion Nationals baseball team at the White House, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
President Donald Trump speaks during an event to honor the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals baseball team at the White House, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto, center, speaks in front of first lady Melania Trump, from left, President Donald Trump, manager Dave Martinez and general manager Mike Rizzo during an event to honor the 2019 World Series champion Nationals baseball team at the White House, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer, center, speaks as first lady Melania Trump, from left, President Donald Trump, manager Dave Martinez and general manager Mike Rizzo listen, during an event to honor the 2019 World Series champion Nationals baseball team at the White House, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
President Donald Trump speaks with Washington Nationals starting pitchers Anibal Sanchez, from left, Patrick Corbin and Stephen Strasburg after an event to honor the 2019 World Series champion Nationals baseball team at the White House, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
President Donald Trump reacts as Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki walks to a podium to speak during an event to honor the 2019 World Series champion Nationals baseball team at the White House, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 04: At the invitation of U.S. President Donald Trump, Washington Nationals President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo makes brief remarks during a celebration for the 2019 World Series Champions at the White House November 04, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Nationals are Washington’s first Major League Baseball team to win the World Series since 1924. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Suzuki protected his Twitter account after the day’s events and complained to USA Today about others making things political in response to his MAGA-hat demonstration.

“It was amazing,” Suzuki told USA Today via text message. “That was the president. Just trying to have some fun.

“Everybody makes everything political. It was about our team winning the World Series.”

‘Mr. Nationalist’

Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman also received backlash after gifting Trump a team jersey and thanking him for “continuing to make America the greatest country to live in the world.”

His nickname on Wikipedia was briefly changed from “Mr. National” to “Mr. Nationalist,” an apparent reference to the following Trump has in the white nationalist community.

Following Monday’s visit with Trump, the Nationals will surely continue their victory lap in less controversial waters.

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