“The View” Mocks Donald Trump For Not Throwing First Pitch (VIDEO)

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The View Trump First Pitch

By Shari Weiss

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The View Trump First Pitch

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Donald Trump was mocked on Friday’s “The View” for not throwing out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals home opener. Watch below.

Many past presidents have traditionally kicked off the MLB season by throwing the first pitch, but it was announced this week that Trump won’t be taking part. While the official reason is said to be a scheduling conflict, the co-hosts on the ABC talk show thought he probably refused to participate out of fear of embarrassment. Joy Behar asked, “Is he afraid of making a fool of himself? Since when is that a problem for him?”

It was suggested he’s “afraid of being booed,” prompting guest co-host and baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez to say, “I’ve personally been booed in every city in every stadium…. I have a Ph.D in getting booed. You just get used to it after a while.” He went on to amusingly admit, “I did want to see from a scouting report, who had a better throwing arm: Trump or Obama? We’re not gonna get to see that.”

Behar ridiculed, “Trump also will not go to the Correspondents’ Dinner this year, where they make fun of him. He’s so thin-skinned, it’s almost as thin as his hair at this point. I mean, he’s afraid to throw the pitch, he’s afraid to get booed, he has to be adored, he has to be loved, he has to be admired. It’s exhausting just being around this guy!”

Sara Haines remarked, “I’m surprised he ever wanted to be a celebrity… The good comes with the bad. There’s a cost for all that attention, and a lot of it’s negative and criticism.” Jedediah Bila pointed that Trump liked celebrity before because “he had his own show so he was in control. For me, I think he’s a control freak.”

“It’s not about the ball. It’s about people in the bleachers who hate him and are gonna scream and boo him,” Behar insisted, going on to say, “He doesn’t want any of it. Just adore him. That’s all he wants.” And, Bila remarked, “I don’t think he trusts himself to respond well to negative criticism.”

Rodriguez revealed that one of his most memorable career moments was watching then-president George W. Bush throwing out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium after 9/11. Sunny Hostin then insisted of Trump, “It can be an incredible moment if he kills it, if he just practices.” Check out the video below.

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