President Donald Trump has finally weighed in on the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians reviewing name changes to their sports franchises, predictably tweeting on Monday that it was just a case of political correctness.
“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 wrote, adding a juvenile shot at one of his political rivals. “Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!”
Washington, amid a shifting cultural landscape and continued complaints that its nickname is offensive to Native Americans, announced last week that the team was undergoing a “thorough review” of their name. The Cleveland Indians soon followed suit. And because there is always a tweet, Trump tweeted in 2013 that presidents “should not be telling the Washington Redskins to change their name” and should instead focus on “bigger problems.”