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Alex Cora Unsure of Visit to White House

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    Will Cora Visit White House With Red Sox?

    When the Red Sox visit the White House and President Donald Trump, manager Alex Cora may or may not be on hand.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019)

    Plans for the World Champion Boston Red Sox to visit the White House -- for now -- remain intact for Feb. 15.

    However, manager Alex Cora was noncommittal when asked if he still planned on attending the ceremony.

    "It is not that I have changed my mind, but, we will see what happens in the coming days," Cora said. "Right now, I can say yes. It might change tomorrow."

    Cora said that if he does go, he'll represent his native Puerto Rico the right way.

    "I don't know what kind of platform I will have if I go," Cora said.

    Cora previously said he was looking forward to personally making the case for hurricane relief to President Donald Trump. But on Thursday, a few days after the date was announced for the visit, Cora repeatedly prefaced his comments with, "If I go..."

    Cora took issue with President Trump's handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the fall of 2017, calling a series of tweets from the president last September "disrespectful" in regards to the death toll on the island nation.

    "When I left the Island after the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000," Trump tweeted in September 2018.

    Brock Holt said that after seeing the national champion Clemson football team visit the White House last week and receive fast food, he's hoping the Red Sox receive Chick-fil-A should they go.

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