UPDATE: Sorry, guys. Someone was trying to prank Chicago Cub’s star Albert Almora Jr. He did not flip off the President. Hopefully, they find whoever started the rumor and doctored the photo. We picked it up from Dailymail, who have since corrected their claim as well.
God Bless Almora and his family and sorry about the claims. Read the original piece bellow…
Donald Trump invited the Chicago Cubs to the White House today to celebrate their World Series. Little did he know that Baseball Star Albert Almora, Jr had plans of his own…
UPDATE: Albert Almora Jr. said that he was holding two fingers and not flipping the president off.
Here is his statement: “Obviously, it’s unfortunate,” said Almora. “I would never do that to the president of the United States. “We laugh about it now, but there’s definitely two fingers out there. There’s not one.
“The guys were giving me a hard time about it,” he added, “but then I pointed out the second finger, and we’re all good. I can sleep at night, man. I know I didn’t do it.”
Even weirder was how little Almora seemed to care about Trump or his politics before the shoot. When the Chicago Times asked for his opinions on Trump, he simply responded,
“I just look at it as it’s not every day you get to meet the President of the United States, and in a year I get to meet two.”
See what I mean? He sounded excited to meet Donald Trump.
Look, I’m not gonna defend his actions. But he is only 23.
Still, it’s gonna be hard NOT to compare this picture of him with Obama in January…
To this one with Trump…
Here is the full photograph below. It shows two fingers and not one. We apologize for reporting in error originally. We hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday.
Above you can clearly see two fingers, according to Chicago Sun-Times.
Thanks for reading.