Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price threw the first pitch at a Washington Nationals baseball game on Wednesday and was met with boos from the crowd.
Price, who was previously a five-term congressman from Georgia, was one of the top Trump administration officials who pushed for the repeal and replace of Obamacare.
Price was met with boos as he approached the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., according to those who were at the game.
Washington Post reporter Jorge Castill sent out a tweet noting the boos.
Tom Price, the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services, threw out the 1st pitch. He was booed.
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) August 9, 2017
Others on social media also noted the unwelcoming baseball crowd.
Tom Price, the head of HHS, just threw out the first pitch at Nats Park. He wasn't greeted warmly.
— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) August 9, 2017
Whose idea was it to have Tom Price throw out the first pitch in DC?? Stick to 1. Katie Ledecky or 2. a baby
— Kiley Kroh (@kileykroh) August 9, 2017
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) August 9, 2017
Tom Price threw out the first pitch to sustained booing. #DClife
— J.Rho (@jrho_jrho) August 9, 2017
— Mrs Mooch (@AnneSlifka) August 9, 2017
A former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, Dan Pfeiffer, said whoever's idea it was to have Price throw the first pitch should be fired.
Whoever told Tom Price this was a good idea should be fired https://t.co/vctM2letCT
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) August 9, 2017
The Nationals won 10-1 against the Miami Marlins.