Donald Trump Will Throw Starting Pitch at a Yankee Game this Year

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The president said that Yankees President Randy Levine was a "great friend" and asked him to throw a starting pitch in the stadium at a game in August.

President Donald Trump on Thursday said that he would throw out the starting pitch for a New York Yankee game this season.

Rivera made a surprise appearance at Trump's late afternoon virus briefing.

Asked about Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto testing positive for the coronavirus, Trump said he believed Soto would rebound.

Mr Trump has yet to throw out a first pitch while serving as President. During his Thursday evening White House briefing, Mr Trump emphasised the importance of following the health and hygiene guidance.

The White House has said that Trump is regularly tested for COVID-19, and normally requires reporters and others to be tested before they come into close contact with the president.

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The Yankees confirmed Trump's comments on Thursday night, according to reports.

Trump awarded Rivera the presidential medal of freedom previous year.

On Thursday, he kicked off the coronavirus-delayed 2020 Major League season. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's top infectious disease expert, threw out the ceremonial opening pitch.

"I think Major League Baseball is setting an example by playing to empty stadiums". "And we ask all Americans to exercise vigilance, practice social distancing, wear a mask, do whatever is necessary so we get rid of this disgusting situation, this frightful disease". The video, which was accompanied by the caption "WELCOME BACK BASEBALL!", quickly racked up over 95,000 likes, but not everyone agreed with the President's move.

"The key is to get back to normal, because nobody wants to see this", he said.

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