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Donald Trump, Mariano Rivera Walk Into White House Reception to 'Enter Sandman'

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 16: U.S. President Donald Trump (L) presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former New York Yankees player Mariano Rivera in the East Room of the White House on September 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rivera who retired in 2013 was unanimously voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Donald Trump and Mariano Rivera made quite the entrance at a White House Medal of Freedom reception on Monday. The pair walked into the room together with “Enter Sandman” playing in the background. It was really odd.

Rivera was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Trump, who called him, “maybe the greatest pitcher of all-time.” Ignoring Trump’s fairly awful sports analysis the entrance to Rivera’s closer walkout song was strange. Not sure I’ve ever seen something like that before at the White House.

Rivera serves as co-chair of the Presidents’ Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition and is the sixth athlete Trump has awarded the Medal of Freedom to.