MVP Jose Altuve Looks So Pissed About Decision To Visit White House

Bryan Brandom
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As is becoming tradition for championship teams during Donald Trump’s presidency, several World Series-winning Houston Astros backed out of the team’s Monday visit to the White House.

Whether or not it was actually the case, 2017 AL MVP Jose Altuve appeared to regret the decision.

Maybe it had something to do with the president’s making a joke about the 5’6″ star’s height, a totally original thing that probably no one ever does.

With one awkward handshake under their belt, the MVP and the president would avoid sharing a second one.

Carlos Beltran, Carlos Correa, and Ken Giles did not partake in the visit. The Astros cited “family reasons” for Correa’s and Giles’ absences. As for Beltran, Astros owner Jim Crane said, “You’d have to talk to him about that.”

In February, Beltran expressed disappointment in the federal government’s relief efforts in Hurricane Maria-devastated Puerto Rico compared to those in Houston following Hurricane Harvey.

“There’s no doubt that I’m disappointed,” Beltran said, according to the New York Daily News. “I’m not the only one. There’s a lot of people disappointed. We haven’t (gotten) some benefits. Being part of the United States, you expect to at least get the same benefits when tragedies like this happen. The fact that we haven’t (gotten) those, yeah, it’s a disappointment.”

Correa is also from Puerto Rico.