Only months after calling for a boycott of Major League Baseball, former President Donald Trump did the tomahawk chop with Atlanta Braves fans at Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night.

Trump stood beside former first lady Melania, as they chopped away with fans before the game between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros from a private suite.

It was the first time Melania had been seen in public since July, when she was spotted leaving the Trump Tower in New York City with son Barron, and the first time she had been seen with her husband since April.

Trump was expected to be joined by political allies, including U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker.

Former President Donald Trump and his wife Melania perform the tomahawk chop before for Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves

Former President Donald Trump and his wife Melania perform the tomahawk chop before for Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves

Both Trump and Melania performed the Tomahawk Chop as the game began on Saturday

Both Trump and Melania performed the Tomahawk Chop as the game began on Saturday 

Former president spotted doing controversial 'tomahawk' at Braves
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The former first lady and president looked to be enjoying themselves during the Braves ritual

The former first lady and president looked to be enjoying themselves during the Braves ritual

The couple were all smiles as they look on prior to Game Four of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Truist Park

The couple were all smiles as they look on prior to Game Four of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Truist Park

The Tomahawk Chop sees people move their arm forwards and backwards with an open palm, simulating chopping that would be done with a Tomahawk, a single-handed ax, originally constructed by Native Americans.

Among the reasons the chop has been slammed for being offensive and promoting a racist stereotype or caricature of Native Americans.  

'The name ''Braves,'' the tomahawk adorning the team's uniform, and the ''tomahawk chop'' that the team exhorts its fans to perform at home games are meant to depict and caricature not just one tribal community but all Native people, and that is certainly how baseball fans and Native people everywhere interpret them,' National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said in a statement on Wednesday.

'In our discussions with the Atlanta Braves, we have repeatedly and unequivocally made our position clear -- Native people are not mascots, and degrading rituals like the 'tomahawk chop' that dehumanize and harm us have no place in American society,' Scott added.

Trump released a statement in a mass email to his supporters Saturday about his planned World Series appearance:

'Looking forward to being at the World Series in Atlanta tonight. Thank you to the Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred, and Randy Levine, president of the New York Yankees, for the invite. Melania and I are looking forward to a wonderful evening watching two great teams!'

MLB denied ever making the invitation and said in a statement, 'He requested to attend the game.'

The visit to Truist Park provided Trump an opportunity to be seen with Walker, the former University of Georgia Heisman Trophy winner and running back with the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings and USFL New Jersey Generals.

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Indigenous peoples advocacy groups say the Braves' name and 'tomahawk chop' chant are both racist, but the Trump's went ahead and did it anyway

Indigenous peoples advocacy groups say the Braves' name and 'tomahawk chop' chant are both racist, but the Trump's went ahead and did it anyway

Among the reasons the chop is offensive is because it promotes a racist stereotype or caricature of Native Americans but the Trump's followed thousands of others in the crowd

Among the reasons the chop is offensive is because it promotes a racist stereotype or caricature of Native Americans but the Trump's followed thousands of others in the crowd

A number of fans at the game caught the moment and posted videos to Twitter

A number of fans at the game caught the moment and posted videos to Twitter

Trump delivered a few signature moves of his own as he pointed at people in the crowd

Trump delivered a few signature moves of his own as he pointed at people in the crowd

The former first lady and president of the United States Melania and Donald Trump stand for the national anthem prior to the game

The former first lady and president of the United States Melania and Donald Trump stand for the national anthem prior to the game

Trump was an owner of the Generals when Walker played for the team in the now-defunct league, and they have maintained a relationship. Trump has encouraged Walker to run for Senate.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell endorsed Walker on Wednesday. Walker is seeking to unseat Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.

Trump encouraged a boycott of MLB games after Manfred removed the All-Star Game from Atlanta. The game instead was held in Denver.

Former football player and political candidate Herschel Walker interacts with former first lady and president of the United States Melania and Donald Trump. Trump was an owner of the New Jersey Generals when Walker played for the team in the now-defunct league, and they have maintained a relationship

Former football player and political candidate Herschel Walker interacts with former first lady and president of the United States Melania and Donald Trump. Trump was an owner of the New Jersey Generals when Walker played for the team in the now-defunct league, and they have maintained a relationship

It was a rare public outing for Melania who has not been seen since the summer

It was a rare public outing for Melania who has not been seen since the summer

Former football player and political candidate Herschel Walker could be seen chatting to the Trumps during the game. Trump has encouraged Walker to run for Senate

Former football player and political candidate Herschel Walker could be seen chatting to the Trumps during the game. Trump has encouraged Walker to run for Senate

The visit to Truist Park provided Trump an opportunity to be seen with Walker, the former University of Georgia Heisman Trophy winner and running back with the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings and USFL New Jersey Generals

The visit to Truist Park provided Trump an opportunity to be seen with Walker, the former University of Georgia Heisman Trophy winner and running back with the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings and USFL New Jersey Generals

President Joe Biden supported moving the game, though some Braves fans and businesses near Truist Park complained they were being unfairly punished.

Manfred´s decision announced in April followed a protest of Georgia´s new voting law, which includes an ID requirement for mail-in votes. Critics say the law will negatively affect communities of color.

Trump may have selected Atlanta in hopes of a more positive reception than he received in his last World Series appearance. When still in office, he was booed when he sat in the stands at Game 5 of the 2019 World Series between the Astros and Washington at Nationals Park.

Trump was not shown on the Truist Park video board before the game however one moment that was caught on camera between former president Trump together with his wife Melania happened when the former first lady's smile quickly drain away from her face.

It came just as the crowd had been cheering for the couple who even joined in the Braves signature 'Tomahawk' gesture prior to the start of the game.

Trump and Melania were both seen to be smiling broadly with the former president looking comfortable as he gestured and pointed to spectators who were waving back to him.

While television cameras were trained on the couple, Melania suddenly appeared to grow tired of the wave and point routine, and quickly turned away, rolling her eyes and her signature smile gone in an instant. 

Melania Trump was appearing alongside her husband at a World Series baseball game

Melania Trump was appearing alongside her husband at a World Series baseball game 

The former First Lady appeared happy together with her husband when suddenly the smile drained from her face
A stern look suddenly appeared across Melania's face

The former First Lady appeared happy together with her husband when suddenly the smile drained from her face

Atlanta Braves fans perform the tomahawk chop cheer before Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves on Saturday evening in Atlanta

Atlanta Braves fans perform the tomahawk chop cheer before Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves on Saturday evening in Atlanta

Former President Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive for Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Saturday

Former President Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive for Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Saturday

Donald Trump and Melania Trump have rarely been seen pictured together this year. They were last pictured in public at an Easter event at Mar-a-Lago at the start of April

Donald Trump and Melania Trump have rarely been seen pictured together this year. They were last pictured in public at an Easter event at Mar-a-Lago at the start of April

Donald and Melania Trump are shown arriving for a dinner in Mar-A-Lago in video posted on Instagram on April 10th, 2021

Donald and Melania Trump are shown arriving for a dinner in Mar-A-Lago in video posted on Instagram on April 10th, 2021

Saturday night's outing for the former First Couple was the first time they had been pictured together since Easter.

The 50-year-old former First Lady has only been seen out and about a dozen times since the Trumps left the White House in January of this year - after which Melania has seemingly tried to maintain a much more private lifestyle.

Images taken by guests at the Palm Beach resort and shared on social media show Melania and Donald, 75, sitting side-by-side at a round table outdoors at one of Mar-a-Lago's restaurants in April, with the mother-of-one looking chic in an elegant sleeveless dress. 

For the most part, Melania appears to have been relishing a much more private lifestyle since leaving the White House at the start of the year.

She seldom makes appearances in the nine months that she has been living in Florida with her husband and their 15-year-old son, Barron. 

She also appeared to miss her husband's 75th birthday in June.

There she is! Melania Trump made her second appearance of the week on Wednesday night, when she was seen enjoying dinner with her husband Donald at Mar-a-Lago in Florida

There she is! Melania Trump made her second appearance of the week on Wednesday night, when she was seen enjoying dinner with her husband Donald at Mar-a-Lago in Florida 

Melania Trump was last seen in early July together with her son, Barron who was towering over her

Melania Trump was last seen in early July together with her son, Barron who was towering over her

Melania Trump made a rare foray from her Trump Tower residence in early July in a rare sighting of her as she ran some errands in the Big Apple

Melania Trump made a rare foray from her Trump Tower residence in early July in a rare sighting of her as she ran some errands in the Big Apple

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