"He's very proud of you, but sitting with George and I watched you break more bats".
Thursday evening, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leading adviser on Trump's Coronavirus Task Force, threw out the first pitch of the Major League Baseball season.
Speaking of how he was invited to do the honours by the Yankees team president, Mr Trump said: "Randy Levine's a great friend of mine from the Yankees".
Trump said the return of sports was "a tremendous thing psychologically for our country" in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
"We ask all Americans to exercise vigilance, practice social distancing, wear a mask, do whatever is necessary so we get rid of this disgusting situation", Trump said at a press briefing late Thursday afternoon.
On Thursday, Mr Trump said: "We will continue to monitor the areas rising, with respect to cases".
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To mark the occasion, Mr Trump share a video to his Twitter account of himself and special guest, New York Yankees Hall-of-Famer Mariano Rivera playing catch with the children.
Rivera has been a vocal Trump supporter during the president's time in office.
The Yankees confirmed Trump's comments on Thursday night, according to reports.
Mr Trump had awarded Rivera the presidential medal of freedom past year.
Trump welcomed the start of the baseball season, saying the sport is setting a good example by playing games in empty stadiums, with the hope of letting fans in later.
The president praised Major League Baseball for moving forward. "We want to get back to normal. I think it'll be just as good without the crowd". "The key is to get back to normal".