Donald Trump hits child in head with baseball in viral video

Almost a year after Donald Trump lost the 2020 US presidential election he's also had to rule out a career in professional baseball.

A video posted to TikTok shows the former president accidentally hitting a child on the head with a baseball, after trying to throw it back to the young fan at the World Series last Saturday.

Trump was watching the Atlanta Braves play the Houston Astros at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Melania, when the incident occurred. Unfortunately for him, the clip has been widely shared online.

Screenshots of the baseball game where Trump hit a child on the head with a baseball, last frame show a red circle around the ball.
US President Donald Trump accidentally hit the child on the head with the baseball. Source: TikTok

TikTok Trump clip went viral online

The minute-and-a-half-long clip was posted by TikTok user loupastore27 and has been viewed over 817,000 times on the platform.

In the video, the young kid — who was seated below the Trump's suite — can be seen trying to get Trump's attention, before tossing the ball to him to sign.

The former president catches the ball and is seen asking someone for a pen. After he signs the baseball, he attempted to throw it back to his fan, accidentally hitting the child next to him on the head instead.

Trump previously bragged about baseball skills

According to TMZ, no one was injured— apart from maybe Trump's ego.

Slate reported the former president has previously bragged about his baseball skills, writing in 2004: "I was supposed to be a pro baseball player. At the New York Military Academy, I was captain of the baseball team. I worked hard like everyone else, but I had good talent."

The publication reported in a 2010 interview with MTV, Trump again said: “I was supposed to be a professional baseball player,” this time adding a flourish: “Fortunately, I decided to go into real estate instead.”

Trump claimed again in 2013 that he was "said to be the best ball player in N.Y. State."

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