They aren’t wearing the hats, but the Mets are trying to Make Shark Fishing Great Again.
New skipper Mickey Callaway invited more than a dozen Mets players and staffers shark fishing Friday night. One non-team member who participated was Donald Trump Jr, whose father is "terrified of sharks."
President Trump’s son was spotted on the Florida shores hanging out with Callaway and Mets players, according to third-base prospect Phillip Evans’ Instagram story.
Evans shared a photo, which he later erased, of Trump Jr. posing next to a caught shark with the Dark Knight. Callaway and a second shark were also in the picture.
A Mets representative reached out to the Daily News to say Trump Jr. was not there as a guest of the team and that the run in was "coincidental."
Matt Harvey and other Mets frequently tee off at Trump National at Ferry Point in the Bronx.
Trump Jr., along with his brother Eric Trump, hunt frequently.
Multiple photos of the pair hunting in Zimbabwe from 2011 went viral during their father's presidential campaign. Trump Jr. has always been outspoken in his support of killing wild animals, telling Forbes in 2012, "anyone who thinks hunters are just ‘bloodthirsty morons’ hasn’t looked into hunting."
Their father does not agree with them on this topic.
“My sons love hunting. They’re hunters and they’ve become good at it,” President Trump told TMZ in 2012. “I am not a believer in hunting and I’m surprised they like it.”
While Trump Jr. was kicking back and catching sharks Friday, the President and Melania Trump were in the same state at a Broward County hospital visiting victims of theMarjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 people dead.
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