Former Yankees closer and Hall of Fame pitcher Mariano Rivera was at the White House Monday to receive the Medal of Freedom from President Trump.
While making their entrance "Enter Sandman" by Metallica blasted through the speakers. Rivers earned the nickname "Sandman" while he was the closer for the Yankees for nearly two decades.
President Trump described Rivera as "maybe the greatest pitcher of all time." The internet went nuts when the caught a glimpse of President Trump and Mariano Rivera walking into the East Room of the White House.
President Trump Makes Epic Entrance with "The Sandman"
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 16, 2019
The reactions across Twitter were great:
That was pretty badass
— Paul M Winters (@RealPaulWinters) September 16, 2019
Alright!! Enter Sandman at the WH is just straight up awesome!!
— Chris Hollowell (@JudgeHollowell) September 16, 2019
MAGA MAGA MAGA MAaaaaa..Metallica!!!
— rachel pk (@rachelifeisgood) September 16, 2019
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Congratulations to Mariano Rivera on the award. The best closer in MLB history now has a Presidential Medal of Freedom to add to his ledger.