Trump will attend World Series Game 4 in Atlanta with Georgia GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker


Donald Trump will be in Georgia this Saturday for Game 4 of the World Series championship between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros.

An adviser confirmed to DailyMail.com that Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker will join him. It will be the first time the two are seen together in public since Walker’s GOP primary bid was backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Less than six months ago he called for just six months ago over Major League Baseball’s response to Georgia’s new election security law. 

The former president rarely makes public appearances outside of his own rallies with supporters. 

He and Walker have had a close friendship for decades since Walker played on Trump’s now-defunct football team.

Walker is running as a Republican to unseat Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock. 

The idea for Trump to go to the game first came from New York Yankees President Randy Levine, a longtime friend of his, a source familiar told DailyMail.com.

‘President Trump first learned of the invitation from his friend Randy Levine, and as a long time fan of baseball, is honored to attend the World Series on Saturday night,’ the source said. 

Trump is honored to attend the game, a source said

It'll be his first appearance with Walker since the former football star launched his Senate primary bid

Trump will be attending the game with Herschel Walker, a longtime friend who is running to unseat Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock

New Jersey Generals owner Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Herschel Walker in New York after Walker agreed to a 4-year contract with the USFL football team, a long-defunct sports league, in 1984

New Jersey Generals owner Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Herschel Walker in New York after Walker agreed to a 4-year contract with the USFL football team, a long-defunct sports league, in 1984 

Atlanta Braves CEO Terry McGuirk told USA Today he was caught off guard by Trump wanting to attend. 

‘We were very surprised. Of course, we said yes,’ he said.

 McGuirk added that he was pleased about Trump’s expected appearance because ‘we are apolitical.’

‘We’re open to anyone coming. It’s great that he wants to come to our game,’ he said.

They’ve also given Trump a private set-up to watch the game.

‘We are going to give him his own suite,’ McGuirk said. 

In April, Trump urged his supporters to boycott America’s favorite pastime after MLB announced it would be moving its 2021 All-Star Game and the MLB draft out of Atlanta over an election law recently signed by Governor Brian Kemp.

‘Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D., which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections,’ Trump had said.

‘Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections. Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!’ 

The game is this Saturday at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia (pictured during an October 12 game against the Milwaukee Brewers)

The game is this Saturday at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia (pictured during an October 12 game against the Milwaukee Brewers)

The new law that among other things, placed new ID requirements on absentee voting by mail and prohibited handing out food and water to voters standing in line. 

‘Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association, and The Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views,’ read a statement from the MLB commissioner.

‘I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft.’ 

Both Democrats and Republicans criticized the move as unfairly punishing Georgia businesses and hurting the state’s economy. The Atlanta Braves team said it was ‘disappointed’ by the decision. 

Trump also attended Game 5 of the 2019 World Series, between the Washington, DC Nationals and the Houston Astros. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the 2020 game to go on without an audience. 

The ex-president will likely be hoping for a better reception – the crowd at Nationals Park in the majority-Democrat city of Washington, DC booed him when he appeared with several other lawmakers. 

Chants of ‘Lock him up’ rang through the stadium when Trump was shown on the scoreboard, echoing 2016 calls to ‘Lock her up’ in reference to former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

His reception at Truist Park could be warmer – he only narrowly lost Georgia to Joe Biden in the 2020 election and he won Texas, home of the Astros, by a safe margin. 



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