Trump announced, then canceled, a Yankees pitch. Both came as a surprise.
July 28, 2020
WASHINGTON – An hour before Dr. Anthony Fauci threw the first pitch at the season opener between the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals, President Donald Trump stood on the briefing room stage at the White House and declared that he, too, had been invited to throw out his own opening pitch.
"Randy Levine is a great friend of mine from the Yankees," Trump, referring to the president of the baseball team, told reporters Thursday as Fauci was preparing to take the mound. "And he asked me to throw out the first pitch, and I think I'm doing that on Aug. 15 at Yankee Stadium."
There was one problem: Trump had not actually been invited on that day by the Yankees, according to one person with knowledge of Trump's schedule. His announcement surprised both Yankees officials and the White House staff.