The reigning World Series Champion Boston Red Sox will celebrate their 2018 title at the White House, but they will be doing so without their manager.
The decision for champions to visit or not visit the White House has been a source of discussion throughout Trump’s controversial presidency, with many teams opting to not go since he’s been elected.
Cora states that “he does not feel comfortable” attending the function because of President Trump’s unwillingness and inaction toward Puerto Rican hurricane relief and aid.
“His decision, as detailed, is based on his understanding that Puerto Rico has not yet recovered after the passage of Hurricane Maria in September 2017,” according to El Nuevo Dia.
“Puerto Rico is very important to me. During the winter I spent a lot of time at home visiting family and friends,” Cora told El Nuevo Dia. “Unfortunately, we are still struggling. Some are absent from basic needs, others without electricity, and many houses and schools are still in poor condition, a year and a half after Hurricane Maria”
Aside from other players who have already stated they are not going, the Sox will be at the White House on Thursday.
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