You really didn’t think the Houston Astros’ trip to the White House would go off without at least one awkward moment, did you?
Of course you didn’t.
The 2017 World Series champions visited Washington on Monday to celebrate their memorable run during the Major League Baseball postseason. And at one point, United States president Donald Trump singled out Jose Altuve — all 5-foot-6 of him — during a rather cringeworthy exchange.
See what we’re talking about at the 9:45 mark in the video below:
“He’s much taller than I thought,” Trump said. “Unbelievable. That’s a hell of team. Congratulations Jose, what you’ve done is really incredible.”
Despite batting .310 and clubbing seven home runs during the playoffs, Altuve clearly can’t shake the nagging narrative surrounding his height.
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