US President Donald Trump was left wearing an expression like none other after being met by a cold reception at game five of the World Series.

Trump's low-profile appearance came at a high-profile moment of his presidency as he drew loud boos and jeers when introduced to the crowd.

Wearing a dark suit and a tie, Trump arrived at Nationals Park just before the first pitch of the Houston Astros-Washington Nationals matchup. Hours earlier, he had announced that U.S. forces had assaulted the hiding place of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed in the raid in northeast Syria.

Donald Trump in the stands. Photo / Getty
Donald Trump in the stands. Photo / Getty

A military success against a most-wanted enemy of the U.S. and its allies could have provided the president a rare moment of bipartisan comity, especially amid a divisive impeachment inquiry.


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Trump and first lady Melania Trump entered a lower-tier box to the left of home plate as the game got underway. At that point, his presence wasn't formally announced, but baseball fans in the section just below Trump's suite turned to look toward the box as he arrived. Some waved at the president as he smiled and gave a thumbs-up.

At the end of the third inning, ballpark video screens carried a salute to U.S. service members that drew cheers throughout the stadium.

When the video cut to Trump and his entourage and the loudspeakers announced the Trumps, cheers abruptly turned into a torrent of boos and heckling. Chants of "Lock him up!" broke out in some sections.

The controversial President appeared unfazed initially, but as the booing continued his smile faded into a grim expression.

The president was on hand for seven innings before heading back to the White House.

The Astros took a 3-2 series lead with a 7-1 victory in Game Five.

- With AP