The Republican Presidential Primary Debate was held on Wednesday as candidates did their very best to convince those watching at home that they are the right candidate to represent the country in the upcoming presidential election. But it lacked one important candidate, as Donald Trump instead hosted a rally shortly after the debate finished up on Wednesday night.
Trump held the rally at
“And a great pitcher for the New York Yankees,” said Trump. “They call him the Hialeah kid. Nestor Cortes, where is Nestor? He’s a great pitcher, he’s got that fastball.”
Watch: Trump shouts out Yankees pitcher, Nestor Cortes at Florida rally pic.twitter.com/jt6xm2VnCH
— Donald J. Trump (@YankeesTrump) November 9, 2023
It’s certainly not the shoutout that most were expecting from Trump on Wednesday night. And MLB fans had plenty to say about it.
“Nestor Cortes he’s a great pitcher” LMAO pic.twitter.com/btTT2VC72p
— Dom (@BronxBmbrz) November 9, 2023
🚨BREAKING: Yankees Star pitcher Nestor Cortes is supporting Donald Trump for President in 2024.
Nestor Cortes was in attendance for Donald Trump’s rally today in Florida.
Do you support this? pic.twitter.com/dg4QWZQqWp
— Ian Jaeger (@IanJaeger29) November 9, 2023
Trump just gave a shoutout to Nestor Cortes Jr, who is at his rally in Hialeah tonight pic.twitter.com/TXmDHXDZXD
— 🇺🇸 (@NYY_Fan_) November 9, 2023
BREAKING: Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes is retiring and joining Donald Trump's campaign.
"I couldn't handle being on a losing team and franchise anymore, so I decided to go and join a team that actually wins. And that's what Mr. Trump has always done." pic.twitter.com/SrRBAqx3Lt
— Isaac (@iTalkStudiosYT) November 9, 2023
Donald Trump gave Nestor Cortes a shoutout at his rally tonight
The matrix is glitching pic.twitter.com/bysikpl1pt
— Paul (@BabbleBronx) November 9, 2023
Cortes is a fine pitcher for the Yankees. He even made the All-Star game last season. But he’s not exactly the first player that you would expect for Trump to shout out at one of his rallies.
It was likely just because Cortes was seemingly in attendance for the rally. And the rally was being held in the hometown of Cortes in Hialeah, which obviously garnered a reaction from those in attendance at the rally.
Regardless, most MLB fans certainly saw this moment from Trump as rather random…