Donald Trump leaves baseball game early as crowd chants 'Lock him up!'

Donald Trump leaves baseball game early as crowd chants 'Lock him up!'

Donald Trump was heckled at Game 5 of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros when he was seen on the in-stadium video screen at Nationals Park.

The US President was greeted with a chorus of "boos", followed by chants of "Lock him up!" in an apparent nod to impeachment proceedings, as well as his previous campaign rallies against Hillary Clinton.

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Trump arrived at the stadium just after the first inning. Per the Associated Press, he came with First Lady, Melania Trump, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Congressmen Kevin Brady of Texas, Matt Gaetz of Florida, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, as well as five wounded veterans.

He reportedly arrived after the game had begun to minimise disruptions. ''His view was that to make the fan experience as positive as possible,'' Major League Baseball Commissioner, Rob Manfred, said to a group of reporters on Saturday, according to Politico. ''He would arrive at Game 5 sometime after the game began so it wouldn’t interfere with fans getting into the stadium.''

Trump was introduced to the crowd just before the beginning of the fourth inning when the crowd started booing him.

In related news, in what has been decried as one of his most racially insensitive statements yet, President Donald Trump referred to the impeachment inquiry as a "lynching".

"So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights," he wrote on Twitter. "All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here - a lynching. But we will WIN!"

This is perhaps the most inflammatory rhetoric Trump has used to describe the democrat-led probe into his administration.

He has, however, previously denounced the work of special counsel Robert Mueller and other congressional investigations as a "witch hunt".

Per an online archive of Trump's social media feed, he has only tweeted the word "lynching" on one other occasion; to praise the conservative radio host, Mark Levin, back in 2015.