Nationals: Trump declined invite for opening day 1st pitch

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 22, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on women in healthcare in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Before becoming U.S. president, Donald Trump applied for and received a trademark in Jordan that included a provision for a casino in his name despite gambling being illegal in the kingdom. That’s according to an Associated Press investigation into the four trademarks he holds in the kingdom. All of them need to be reapplied for in his four-year term, raising potential ethical concerns. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 22, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on women in healthcare in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Before becoming U.S. president, Donald Trump applied for and received a trademark in Jordan that included a provision for a casino in his name despite gambling being illegal in the kingdom. That’s according to an Associated Press investigation into the four trademarks he holds in the kingdom. All of them need to be reapplied for in his four-year term, raising potential ethical concerns. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals say President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before their game on opening day.

A spokeswoman for the baseball team said Tuesday that the White House said Trump would not be at next week’s game at Nationals Park against the Miami Marlins because of a scheduling conflict.

Washington hosts Miami next Monday afternoon.

President Barack Obama threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Nationals’ opener in 2010, marking the 100th anniversary of a presidential pitch to start the season.

William Howard Taft first did it on April 14, 1910.

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