President Donald Trump criticized the Washington Redskins football organization for reviewing their team name on Monday, as major U.S. retailers began to remove the NFL franchise’s merchandise from store shelves due to a ridiculous claim of racial injustice.
Caving to pressure from sponsors and organizations like Black Lives Matter, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder announced on Friday that the team would rethink its name, which has now been deemed offensive to some. The Cleveland Indians, a Major League Baseball team, is sadly following suit.
“We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality,” the Indians said in a statement.
On Sunday, Indians manager Terry Francona said he approved of the team’s decision, saying it was “time to move forward.”
President Trump didn’t hold back when he showed his disapproval of the willingness of these sports teams to give in to the ridiculous feigned pressure to be politically correct.
“They name teams out of STRENGTH, not weakness, but now the Washington Redskins & Cleveland Indians, two fabled sports franchises, look like they are going to be changing their names in order to be politically correct,” the president tweeted.
Trump also made it a point to mention Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, saying, “Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!”
Warren, who ran for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said that she had Native American heritage, so Trump wanted to make sure that she knew that the strength of her native heritage was being questioned. She surprisingly didn’t seem to have issue with that at all.
The Washington Redskins are one of the oldest NFL franchise teams and was created in the 1930s. The Cleveland Indians have had their name for 105 years. Neither of the names seemed to be an issue at all until former Democratic President Barack Obama suggested that the names were offensive in 2013, and said that they should “think about changing” them. Even then, before he was president, it is reported that Trump voiced support for the Redskins team name and challenged Obama about the issue.
Controversy over the team names once again resurfaced recently due to the Soros-funded Black Lives Matter organization, which has a goal of enticing widespread racial tension and riots across the U.S.
Sponsors who are supporting the name change and boycott of selling the NFL and MLB merchandise and are instead choosing to support the offensive BLM racist efforts that are destroying the country include PepsiCo, FedEx Corp, Nike, Target, and Walmart.
We are fortunate to have a president that will not stand for this social injustice and poor attempt to divide the nation and encourage racism.
President Trump has spent the past week speaking out about the division and exploitation of racial tensions caused by protesters who have called for “racial justice” by destroying our country and engaging in a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history.” This includes the nonsense about the names of the sports teams as well as the “hoax” by NASCAR and Bubba Wallace, who cried racism and wasted the FBI resources by calling a door pull in the team (and every) garage stall a noose.
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