Donald Trump has slammed efforts to rename prominent sports teams amid nationwide Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, suggesting “Indians” must be “very angry” over plans to rename the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians.
The president wrote in a tweet on Monday: “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.”
He also attacked Elizabeth Warren, who he has previously dubbed “Pocahontas” — a nickname with racial connotations that he gave her after the Massachusetts senator said she had Native American ancestry.
Mr Trump wrote: “Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!”
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