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President Donald Trump says Redskins, Indians considering name changes 'to be politically correct'.
  Tuesday 07 July, 2020
President Donald Trump says Redskins, Indians considering name changes \'to be politically correct\'.

In the morning, he tweeted about Bubba Wallace and the discovery of a noose at Talladega Superspeedway last month, wondering why the driver hadn't apologized. In the same tweet, he said NASCAR's Confederate flag ban is leading to lower ratings.

In the afternoon, Trump addressed the possibility of the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians changing their names.

"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 tweeted. "Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!"
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, has been criticized by the president over saying she had Native American heritage.

The Indians have had that nickname since 1915 and Washington has had its team name since 1933.

Washington and the Indians have indicated Friday that they're looking into whether to change their names. The announcements come amid a national conversation about racial justice raised by the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Said the Washington NFL team: “In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the team will undergo a thorough review of the team’s name.”
The Indians, hours later, released the statement: “We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality."

Trump's Wallace tweet was criticized, with Richard Petty Motorsports co-owner Andrew Murstein calling it "late, misinformed and factually incorrect.”

Wallace also responded, saying, "Always deal with the hate being thrown at you with LOVE! Love over hate every day. Love should come naturally as people are TAUGHT to hate. Even when it’s HATE from the POTUS. Love wins”
source:https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2020/07/06/donald-trump-tweets-redskins-indians-name-change/5385573002/

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