Washington Nationals pitcher and World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg called out a tweet as “fake news” which featured a video that appeared to show him snubbing President Trump’s handshake during the team’s visit to the White House on November 4th.
— Stephen Strasburg (@stras37) November 4, 2019
This was Strasburg’s first tweet in nearly two years and it used Trump’s favorite phrase when referring to the media.
A slightly longer clip posted later by the Washington Free Beacon’s David Rutz showed Strasburg shaking hands with both Trump and the First Lady.
Rudy Gersten, who issued the tweet that caught Strasburg’s attention tweeted that he is a “lifelong conservative Republican” who also works for a conservative organization and was just having some”lighthearted fun.”