Fresh off his announcement of the operation that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, President Donald Trump will watch the World Series from behind home plate, a source tells CNN.
Trump will be seated in a suite behind home plate at Nationals Park with "friendly members of Congress," a source familiar tells CNN's Noah Gray. First lady Melania Trump will join the President at the game, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham tells CNN's Kate Bennett.
The Trumps will be accompanied in the suite by House Minority Whip and Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham, who was in the room Sunday morning as Trump told the nation about the Saturday operation.
The Washington Post reports that Trump will arrive after the ceremonial first pitch to alleviate the crush of fans entering Nationals Park due to the enhanced security measures.
Trump had been asked about throwing out the first pitch at tonight's game, but he declined, joking on Thursday that he'd be dressed in "a lot of heavy armor." As CNN's Kyle Feldscher wrote on Friday, the longtime baseball fan has thrown first pitches before, including one at a minor league game where he landed his helicopter in center field before throwing a strike.
Tonight's Game 5 between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals is slated to begin at 8:07 p.m., ET. The road team has won each of the previous four games. Regardless of tonight's outcome, there will be a Game 6 in Houston on Tuesday night.