The Boston Red Sox have accepted an invitation to go to the White House, and supervisor Alex Cora, who has been vital of President Donald Trump’s feedback on Puerto Rico, says he’ll attend.
Red Sox president Sam Kennedy introduced the visit Monday at a screening of the crew’s World Sequence documentary. He stated the White House had prolonged the invitation and the crew had accepted. No date has but been scheduled.
In September, Cora — the primary Puerto Rican supervisor to win the World Sequence — expressed frustration that the president questioned the demise toll left by Hurricane Maria on the island in 2017. Cora referred to as the president’s feedback “disrespectful.”
“It is somewhat bit, type of like, irritating that the subject retains coming and coming and coming,” Cora stated. “What is the level, truthfully? And I respect him. He is the president of america. However I do not agree with numerous stuff that he says about us.”
Requested after profitable the Sequence if he would go to the White House, Cora stated he would use his visit for good.
“Should you begin taking a look at this crew, we have got guys from america and from the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Puerto Rico,” Cora stated on the Red Sox’s championship parade in Boston. “So I will use the platform the proper method. I respect the president of america. And I do know he helped our nation. So every time we now have to make the choice, we’ll make it. And it is going to be revered.”
Crew visits to the White House after profitable a championship have been routine for the reason that 1980s. However after some Golden State Warriors stated they might not attend Trump’s White House following their 2017 championship, they have been uninvited by the President. On June 6, when the Philadelphia Eagles tried to ship a delegation of only some gamers, the White House canceled the visit. And on June eight, the President stated neither the Cleveland Cavaliers nor the Warriors could be invited after profitable the 2018 NBA title.
The Houston Astros visited the White House in March, and the Washington Capitals have acquired an invitation.