The president said he’ll be too busy for the appearance but that he’ll reschedule.
Trump announced his plan on July 23 shortly after Dr. Anthony Fauci was confirmed to be throwing out the first pitch for the season’s opener between the Yankees and Washington Nationals.
Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton expressed skepticism about whether Trump would ultimately go to Yankee Stadium.
“I’m not positive that that’s going (to be) a for-sure thing happening,” Stanton said Saturday, according to Brendan Kuty of NJ.com. “But, at the same time, we’ll get there when we get there. That’s in August. It’s not something I need to worry about now.”
Trump’s change of heart comes after both Stanton and teammate Aaron Hicks kneeled for the national anthem before Saturday’s game against the Nationals.