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Campaign Press Release - President Trump Honors Baseball Legend Roberto Clemente and Calls for the Retirement of His Jersey Number

September 09, 2020

(Click here to see President Trump's tweet)

Today, President Donald J. Trump took to Twitter to celebrate the life and career of Puerto Rican baseball legend Roberto Clemente. The President also joined the growing chorus of baseball fans who are urging for the retirement of Clemente's jersey number from the MLB by tweeting the #Retire21 hashtag.

President Trump said:

Today we join millions of baseball fans and Puerto Ricans in celebrating Roberto Clemente’s life and his immense contributions to baseball and equality. He was one of my all-time favorite players – Roberto had everything! #ClementeDay #Retire21

Donald J. Trump, Campaign Press Release - President Trump Honors Baseball Legend Roberto Clemente and Calls for the Retirement of His Jersey Number Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/345546

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