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Meet the Socialist World Series Winning Pitcher Who Snubbed President Trump

After the Washington Nationals baseball team won the prestigious World Series on Oct. 31, 2019, the victorious team paid the traditional visit to the White House to be congratulated by President Donald Trump—except for one team member.

Pitcher Sean Doolittle declined to meet with the president. And he got political about it—which is not surprising because Doolittle is a bona fide socialist.

Doolittle told the Washington Post:

“There’s 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. … At the end of the day, as much as I wanted to be there with my teammates and share that experience with my teammates, I can’t do it … I just can’t do it.”

I can’t condemn Doolittle for standing by his principles—as much as I disagree with them—but I can fault the many media outlets who gleefully reported the snub—without giving the public the full background.

No major media outlet, as far as I know, was willing to reveal that Doolittle is a card-carrying socialist. He is a member of the United States’ largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

This is an extremist organization. The DSA advocates the abolition of police, prisons, and borders. The DSA is more extreme than the Communist Party USA, though the two groups work closely together and have some overlapping membership.

The DSA defends Iran, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela. The DSA also wants to completely boycott Israel, one of the United States’ most valuable allies.

Given these positions, it’s not surprising that neither the DSA nor Doolittle are friends of the president. It’s understandable that Doolittle would not want to shake hands with President Trump. But the voting public, including the millions of sports fans out there who idolize people like Doolittle, need to know who the extremist was here—and it wasn’t President Trump.

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