President Trump on Sunday night congratulated the champions of the 2019 Little League World Series and invited the team from Louisiana to the White House.
Congratulations to Louisiana’s Champions. See you at the White House! https://t.co/Qadi7uD5U4
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2019
The East Bank Little League team from River Ridge beat Curacao 8-0 on Sunday to win the championship title.
Trump’s invitation came after House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) called for his home state team to make a trip to Washington, D.C.
“Congratulations to Louisiana’s River Ridge team on winning the @LittleLeague World Series!! So proud of this history-making team—our first-ever #LLWS champions. Way to represent [America] and Louisiana!” Scalise wrote. “Next up → How about a trip to the @WhiteHouse, @realDonaldTrump?”
They are the second American Little League team in a row to secure the title on behalf of the United States and the first from Louisiana to win the crown.