Kurt Suzuki Wears MAGA Hat at White House to Celebrate World Series

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The Nationals continued their World Series celebration on Monday with a trip to the White House.

The team stood on the steps of the South Portico as President Donald Trump addressed the fans gathered at the event. Trump called on a few players to speak, including catcher Kurt Suzuki who donned a "MAGA" hat before making a speech.

Trump hugged Suzuki after he put his hat on. The veteran addressed the crowd saying, "I love you all. Thank you."

Ace Max Scherzer also spoke and thanked the fans for cheering on the Nationals through a "magical month."

"To be in this moment with everybody cheering at the White House, what a month. What a magical month. When the city gets behind you and your teammates believe in each other," he said, "what a day to be able to share it all with you."

First baseman Ryan Zimmerman presented Trump with a No. 45 jersey and thanked him for keeping the country safe.

"What an unbelievable honor to be here, to be in front of you guys. This is the stuff you dream about. To see all the fans show up...we couldn't have done it without you. So thank you guys so much," he said. 

"We'd also like to thank you for keeping everyone safe in our country, and continuing to make America the greatest country to live in the world."

The Nationals even brought their anthem "Baby Shark" to the White House.

Washington won its first World Series title in franchise history last week over the Astros. The White House announced on Friday that the Nationals would visit this week to celebrate their championship. Several notable players did not attend the event, including Sean Doolittle, Anthony Rendon, Michael Taylor and Victor Robles.