Manfred not concerned with Trump affecting MLB policies

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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred opened his press conference Wednesday fielding a question about United States president-elect Donald Trump.

“Interesting couple of weeks. Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years, Donald Trump was elected President,” Manfred said, according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Trump defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton early Wednesday to become the 45th President of the United States. He’ll begin his tenure in late January.

The Republican representative had been critical about immigration during his campaign, and promised he would build a wall between the United States and Mexico, making Mexico pay for it.

Despite his comments, Manfred believes there won’t be any issues between Trump and MLB’s operations in the foreseeable future.

“We all know what he said about Mexico. We’ll have to see if it happens,” Manfred said, according to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press.

He added: “I’m not concerned it’s going to affect anything (for MLB) in the next few years.”

MLB | theScore

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