Trump criticizes Redskins, Indians for currently weighing name changes

President Donald Trump criticized the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians for considering a name change in a tweet on Monday.

By

Sports

July 7, 2020 - 9:42 AM

A Washington Redskins helmet is seen on the field before a game in 2014. The team will undergo a review of its controversial name. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/TNS

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday criticized a pair of pro sports teams that are considering name changes in the wake of a national reckoning over racial injustice and inequality.

Trump tweeted, “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.”

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

Related
October 8, 2020
July 24, 2020
July 14, 2020
July 8, 2020