Trump criticizes Redskins and Indian sports teams for considering name change – National


President Donald Trump criticized a pair of sports teams on Monday for considering changing their names in the wake of a national judgment on racial injustice and inequality.Trump tweeted, “They name teams by FORCE, not weakness, but now the Washington Redskins & Cleveland Indians, two legendary sports franchises, seem to change their names to be politically correct. ”

Trump, in his tweet, also mentioned Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, saying, “Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now! Trump repeatedly mocked Warren, who ran for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, for claiming Native American heritage, derisively calling him “Pocahontas”.

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The NFL Redskins announced Friday that they have started a “thorough review” of their name, which has been deemed offensive by Native American groups for decades. The Redskins’ decision came after FedEx, which paid $ 205 million for the team stadium naming rights, and other business partners asked the team to change its nickname.

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A few hours later, the Major League Baseball team announced that it would also revise its long-debated name.

“We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and assume our responsibility to advance social justice and equality,” the team said in a statement.

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Trump has spent the past few days stirring up divisions and exploiting racial tensions, accusing protesters who lobbied for racial justice to engage in a “merciless campaign to erase our history.”

Earlier on Monday, he went wild at NASCAR and falsely accused the only full-time black driver in the sport of having committed a “hoax” when a crew member found a noose in the garage garage .

Trump tweeted in 2013 that then-president Barack Obama “shouldn’t tell the Washington Redskins to change their name” because “our country has far bigger problems!” FOCUS on them, no nonsense. ”

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