September 09, 2020

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

(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