President Trump defends Redskins, Indians franchise names: 'They name teams out of strength, not weakness'
July 7, 2020
President Trump shared his thoughts about the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians possibly changing their names in light of the protests following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed while in the custody of Minneapolis police last month.
“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. Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
On Friday, Cleveland’s MLB team announced that a name change may be happening soon.