Trump Flies Little League Champions Home on Air Force One
Young champs fly home with their president for heroes' arrival in Louisiana
President Donald Trump gave a last-minute invitation to the 2019 Little League world champions to hitch a ride with him and fly home on Air Force One.
The young champs made a heroes' return to Louisianna after being treated to the full rockstar treatment from their proud president.
Following their 8-0 victory over Curacao in August to clinch the baseball title, the Eastbank All-Stars were visiting Washington, D.C., Politico reported.
The team was hosted by Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, who took the team on a tour of the Capitol.
President Trump also welcomed the 2019 Little League Softball World Series Champions - North Carolina's Rowan County All-Stars.
The Louisiana players met with Trump at the White House and again at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, according to Fox News.
The team then joined Trump and they all ascended onto the presidential plane together.
Trump was heading to Lake Charles, La., to galvanize Republicans in a bid to keep Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards from winning a second term.
During the visit, Trump invited the team to hitch a ride aboard the aircraft.
"Today, the President welcomed the team to the Oval Office along with North Carolina’s Rowan Little League Softball Team," Deputy Press Secretary Steven Groves said in a statement.
"During their visit in the Oval Office, the President invited the Louisiana team to fly to Louisiana with him this evening."
Scalise tweeted about the invitation, alongside a photo of himself and the players.
“The champs are flying back to Louisiana on Air Force One with @realDonaldTrump after celebrating their Little League World Series Championship victory at The @WhiteHouse!"
“What an amazing day! I’m so proud of this team!” he added.
The champs are flying back to Louisiana on Air Force One with @realDonaldTrump after celebrating their Little League World Series Championship victory at The @WhiteHouse!— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) October 11, 2019
What an amazing day! I’m so proud of this team! ⚾️🏆 pic.twitter.com/k27et9lBCR
The Eastbank All-Stars are based in suburban New Orleans.
In August, Louisiana shut out Curacao 8-0 to win the state's first Little League World Series title.
The team fought its way back through the losers bracket after dropping its first game to Hawai'i.
Louisiana won six games in eight days, becoming the first team to win the LLWS after losing its first game since the tournament expanded in 2001.