Scalise tweeted out a photo of himself and the Eastbank team on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, writing: “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.
According to a media pool report, after arriving at the airbase close to an hour after his scheduled departure time, Trump shook hands with the players on the tarmac before inviting them to board the plane with him.
Trump was heading to Lake Charles, La., to rally Republicans ahead of Saturday’s so-called jungle gubernatorial primary. The president is looking to force a runoff between Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, and one of two Republican challengers, Rep. Ralph Abraham and Eddie Rispone, a self-funding businessman.