Over the last few days, hockey and the Trump administration have been as synonymous as peanut butter and jelly.
Last week, Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked about Trump whether Trump roots for the Capitals and the Rangers during the daily afternoon briefing.
Now we have President Donald Trump’s first appearance with the Capitals brand. But this story does not have a happy ending.
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) April 17, 2017
In a tweet posted by Howard Mortman and retweeted by Dan Steinberg, a fan wearing a Backstrom jersey t-shirt is seen with a tiny Caps fan and a slightly larger Caps fan, wearing Ovechkin and Johansson jersey tshirts, respectively. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania stand a few feet away, engaging with the crowds in preparation for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) April 17, 2017
In the pictures, Trump is autographing a red hat for a small and very excited child. Whether this is a Caps hat or a red MAGA that became a symbol of Trump’s presidential campaign, we may never know. But once finished signing, Trump does not give me the hat back to the child. Instead, he tosses it into the crowd. Here’s the video via Politico.
A kid asks Trump to sign his hat at the White House Easter Egg Roll. The president signs … and then tosses the hat into the crowd. pic.twitter.com/7ExdhpO97H
— POLITICO (@politico) April 17, 2017
This is not the first time Caps branded gear has shown up at The White House. During President Obama’s address announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden, the person running the teleprompter wore a Caps jersey. Former Capitals defenseman Mike Green also pitched in to help with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign. Japers’ Rink has more.
“We're right on track. You see what’s happening,” President Trump tells a crowd of children while standing with the Easter Bunny pic.twitter.com/cclnDyNxcm
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) April 17, 2017
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