U.S. President Donald Trump is presented with a jersey as right fielder J.D. Martinez and pitch Chris Sales look on during a South Lawn event to honor the Boston Red Sox at the White House May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump hosted the Boston Red Sox to honor their championship of the 2018 World Series.(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — President Trump is taking credit for the Red Sox five-game winning streak.
All thanks to a recent visit to the White House he said in a tweet Monday.
"Has anyone noticed that all the Boston @RedSox have done is WIN since coming to the White House! Others also have done very well," he said.
The Red Sox won two games prior to the visit with the President on Thursday. The next day, the team swept the Seattle Mariners at home bringing their win total to five.
The President also made reference to the Sports Illustrated cover jinx, an urban legend, that states that whenever an individual or team appears on the cover of the magazine gets bad luck
"The White House visit is becoming the opposite of being on the cover of Sports Illustrated! By the way, the Boston players were GREAT guys!" he said.
There was some controversy brewing ahead of the Thursday's event. Manager Alex Cora, and several players decided not to attend.