The Houston Astros' were honored this Monday by the U.S. President, Donald Trump, at the White House as reigning Champions of the 2017 World Series. It's a tradition that all the Champions of American sports visit the White House, but in recent times, these visits came with some controversy; and now the Venezuelan star, Jose Altuve, is in the eye of the storm.
During Trump's speech, Altuve looked pretty "uncomfortable", to say the least. Even more, the President and the MVP appeared to avoid each other during a round of handshakes between the players and Trump.
Now that the team is back to their regular Spring Training Schedule, Altuve had his say about his awkward behavior during Trump's speech, as he told to Joe Kaplan from the Houston Chronicle:
The president was talking. What do you want me to do? I was just standing there listening. It was an honor to be there. If I didn't want to go, I just wouldn't go. I'm (standing) behind the president, probably one of the most important guys in the worldI can't be laughing or doing stupid things while he's talking. I need to listen
Several Astros' players didn't attend the ceremony, like superstar Carlos Correa and reliever Ken Giles, alluding "family obligations".