attacked sports as he doubled-down on his disapproval of the Cleveland Guardians name and lamented about the ‘woke-ism’ that he believes has ruined the U.S.
Women’s Soccer Team during his rally in Phoenix, on Saturday night.
He addressed thousands of his supporters saying, ‘The radical left is determined to ruin everything in America.
That’s what they’re doing. Woke politics takes the life and joy out of everything. Woke-ism makes you lose, ruins your mind and ruins you as a person. You become wrapped, you become demented.’
‘The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team is a very good example of what’s going on. Earlier this week, they unexpectedly lost to , three to nothing.
And Americans were happy about it. You proved that point before I even said it.’
Trump has been feuding with the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team for several years. He then switched his commentary to America’s pastime.
Former President Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of thousands during an election-focused rally in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday
Trump took stage at the ‘Protect our Elections’ rally in Phoenix, Arizona just before 4 p.m.
MST on Saturday
‘Now the left is in the process of destroying our national pass-time baseball. First we saw the embarrassing spectacle of the commissioner of baseball bowing to the radical left on voter fraud. You saw what they did.
You saw they moved the All Star game.’
The former president then reiterated his disapproval of the Cleveland baseball team’s recent name change.
‘Now, one of the most beloved and storied franchises in baseball, all of baseball – I watched it as a kid at Yankee Stadium.
The Cleveland Indians will be changing their name. A name that was filled with history and memories.’
‘The new name will be the Cleveland Guardians, which is terrible. The Cleveland Indians, you know that’s such a – if I were an Indian, I would sue.’
‘It’s one of the greatest names, one of the most incredible logos.
People loved it. They are going absolutely crazy in Ohio over the name change. The Cleveland Guardians? What’s that all about?’
‘The insanity of the left knows no bounds and both Indians and baseball fans should be greatly insulted. They want to take away our history, our heritage, our culture and everything that holds us together.’
Trump’s attack on sports comes a day after the 2020 summer Olympic competitions began.
The event was hosted by Turning Point Action, the political action committee arm of conservative student organization Turning Point USA
The Arizona Federal Theatre was at max capacity on Saturday, according to the fire marshal.
There are 5,000 seats in the venue
Trump supporters hold up a sign insisting ‘Trump Won’ before the former president arrives for his remarks on Saturday, July 24, 2021
Donald Trump has described himself as a ‘former baseball fan’ as he attacked the Cleveland Indians for changing its name to the Guardians after more than a century amid criticism it was racially offensive.
The Major League Baseball team announced the name change on Friday – effective at the end of the 2021 season – with a glossy video on Twitter narrated by actor Tom Hanks.
Cleveland’s MLB team have been called the Indians since 1915.
Trump was quick to lash out with the former president arguing that the people who will be the ‘most angry are the many Indians of our country’.
‘Can anybody believe that the Cleveland Indians, a storied and cherished baseball franchise since taking the name in 1915, are changing their name to the Guardians?’ Trump said in a statement.
‘Such a disgrace, and I guarantee that the people who are most angry about it are the many Indians of our Country.
Wouldn’t it be an honor to have a team named the Cleveland Indians, and wouldn’t it be disrespectful to rip that name and logo off of those jerseys?
‘The people of Cleveland cannot be thrilled and I, as a FORMER baseball fan, cannot believe things such as this are happening.
A small group of people, with absolutely crazy ideas and policies, is forcing these changes to destroy our culture and heritage. At some point, the people will not take it anymore!’
Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team is changing its name from the Indians to the Guardians after more than a century. The club announced the name change on Friday with a video (above) on Twitter narrated by actor Tom Hanks
The team’s announcement ended months of internal discussions triggered by backlash and mutthousethemusical pressure for institutions and teams to permanently drop logos and names considered racist.
The decision to change the name has already been slammed by some of the club’s die-hard fans and others who have accused the team of bowing to ‘woke culture’.
The team started a search for a new name in December. The organization spent most of the past year whittling down a list of potential names that was at nearly 1,200 just over a month ago.
In 2018, it phased out its ‘Chief Wahoo’ logo – a cartoon figure with red skin, a toothy smile and a feather in his headband – after it was criticized as a racist caricature.
However, the team continued to sell merchandise bearing the smiling, red-faced caricature that was protested for decades by Native American groups.
Team owner Paul Dolan said last summer’s social unrest, touched off by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, spurred his intention to change the ballclub’s name.
Dolan is expected to provide more details on the choice and background on the change at a news conference at Progressive Field before the Indians host the Tampa Bay Rays.
‘Cleveland has and always will be the most important part of our identity,’ Dolan said in a statement.
‘Therefore, we wanted a name that strongly represents the pride, resiliency and loyalty of Clevelanders. ‘Guardians’ reflects those attributes that define us.’
‘It brings to life the pride Clevelanders take in our city and the way we fight together for all who choose to be part of the Cleveland baseball family.
While ‘Indians’ will always be a part of our history, our new name will help unify our fans and city as we are all Cleveland Guardians.’
In 2018, it phased out its ‘Chief Wahoo’ logo – a cartoon figure with red skin, a toothy smile and a feather in his headband – after it was criticized as a racist caricature
The announcement ended months of internal discussions triggered by a national reckoning by institutions and teams to permanently drop logos and names considered racist
Not far from the downtown ballpark, there are two large landmark stone edifices — referred to as guardians — on the Hope Memorial Bridge over the Cuyahoga River.
Cleveland’s team colors will remain the same and the new Guardians’ new logos will incorporate some of the architectural features of the bridge.
Guardians is the fifth name in franchise history joining the Blues (1901), Bronchos (1902), Naps (1903-1914) and Indians (1915-2021).
Other major sports organizations including the Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Blackhawks and Atlanta Braves – which all use similar logos depicting Native Indians – have insisted a name change is not in their plans.
A number of die-hard Cleveland fans were quick to call out the team for changing the name and accusing them of bowing to ‘woke nonsense’.
‘As a lifelong Cleveland Indians fan, who’s very first job was selling snow cones and peanuts at Indians games in the old Cleveland Stadium in the 60s, I believe I speak for many in saying that the ‘Cleveland Guardians’ is the stupidest name for a team in all of baseball,’ one person tweeted.
Another wrote: ‘I will never call the Cleveland Indians anything but the Cleveland Indians!
Smh so sick of this woke nonsense.’
‘I’m so sick of watching everyone cave to this crybaby generation. So disgraceful @Indians. This isn’t woke… It’s a lack of balls. No fight in anyone anymore! Sad,’ another said.
Cleveland’s MLB team have been called the Indians since 1915. Manager Lou Boudreau (left) poses with starting pitcher Bob Feller in 1948
In 2018, the Indians stopped wearing the contentious Chief Wahoo logo on their jerseys and caps.
However, the team continues to sell merchandise bearing the smiling, red-faced caricature
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