Nationals players finally get their game of golf with President Trump

The Washington Nationals’ trip to the White House in November apparently included some golf planning.

A group of players from the World Series champions played a round of golf with President Donald Trump on Sunday, according to an Instagram post from Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin.


Also included in the group at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach were shortstop Trea Turner, catcher Kurt Suzuki, reliever Daniel Hudson, first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and former National Jayson Werth.

Each of the current players were in attendance for the Nationals’ trip to the White House following their title win over the Houston Astros, with Zimmerman and Suzuki giving glowing speeches about the president. That may or may not have played well with members of a fanbase that loudly booed Trump during his visit to Nationals Park in Game 5 of the World Series.

A visit to Trump’s golf club likely wasn’t too hard to plan, as the course is less than 10 miles away from the Nationals’ spring training facility in West Palm Beach.

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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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Trump blew Nationals off a year ago

Funnily enough, this is the second straight year Trump made plans to play with a group of the Nationals, but only the first year in which he actually showed up.

During his introductory press conference with the Los Angeles Angels, ex-Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon said that Trump made plans to golf with him, Zimmerman and ace Stephen Strasburg at last year’s spring training, but failed to make an appearance.

[“Trump] actually bailed on Strasburg and Zim and I in spring training,” Rendon said. “We were supposed to golf together, and he didn’t show up.”

Winning a World Series will work wonders, apparently.

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