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Washington Nationals pitchers stand along the third base line during a spring training baseball workout Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

President Trump won't throw the ceremonial first pitch on Nationals opening day


President Trump will not throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals opening day, Politico reported. The Nats said the team extended an invitation but the White House declined, citing scheduling conflicts.

Every president since William Howard Taft in 1919, except Jimmy Carter, has thrown an opening day first pitch at some point in their presidency.

Politico reported earlier on Tuesday that it was possible that Trump would throw the first pitch when the Nats take on the Miami Marlins in Washington. 

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