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Entertainment Trump Calls Cleveland Indians' Name Change a 'Disgrace'

06:57  24 july  2021
06:57  24 july  2021 Source:   thewrap.com

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Former President Donald Trump called the Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians ’ team name change a “ disgrace ” in a Friday statement. “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 Such a disgrace , and I guarantee that the people who are most angry about it are the many Indians of our Country,” Trump said. The American League team has officially dropped its reference to Native Americans from its title and will be known as the Cleveland Guardians, the organization announced in

Former President Donald Trump is criticizing the decision of the Cleveland Indians to change their name to the Cleveland Guardians. Cleveland ’s Major League Baseball team has been known as the Indians since 1915. Such a disgrace ,” Trump said in a statement released a few hours after the video.

Former President Donald Trump is not happy with the Cleveland Indians' name change, as he expressed his disapproval of the situation Friday.

Cleveland Guardians © TheWrap Cleveland Guardians

"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? Such a disgrace, and I guarantee that the people who are most angry about it are the many Indians of our Country," he said in a statement.

This reaction came shortly after the Major League Baseball team announced via a video narrated by actor Tom Hanks, that, beginning in 2022, their name all be the "Cleveland Guardians."

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Donald Trump slammed Cleveland 's Major League Baseball team for changing its name , arguing it's a " disgrace " against Native Americans. The franchise announced Friday it was shifting from the Indians to the Guardians, marking the the first time in more than 100 years that the Ohio team has The former president continued, "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?" Friday's announcement brought an end to months of internal deliberations about changing the franchise

‘Such a Disgrace ’: Trump Lashes Out at Cleveland Indians Name Change , Says It’s Offensive to ‘The Many Indians of Our Country’. In a Friday afternoon statement, the former president lambasted the decision by Cleveland ’s MLB team to change their name from the Indians to the Guardians starting in the 2022 season. “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?

"Together we stand with all who understand what it means to be born and built from the land - because this is the city we love and the game we believe in. And together, we are all Cleveland Guardians," the video proclaimed.

The Cleveland Indigenous Coalition put out a statement saying that they were happy with the team's name change and its ability "to listen and learn and show it is possible to take steps toward change."

"Our community has worked tirelessly to be recognized as diverse and vibrant, instead of being portrayed in inaccurate and harmful ways," the Coalition said in a statement posted by the Lake Erie Native American Council on Facebook. "This name change will help create a place where Native American children and their families feel valued and fully seen. We are pleased the Cleveland baseball team took a comprehensive approach to listen and lean and show it is possible to take steps toward change."

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President Donald Trump expressed his disappointment Friday by the Cleveland baseball team’s decision to change their name from the Indians to the Guardians. “Such a disgrace , and I guarantee that the people who are most angry about it are the many Indians of our Country,” Trump wrote in a statement He attributed the team’s name change to a minority of people within the organizations and all around the country who were pushing unpopular demands. “A small group of people, with absolutely crazy ideas and policies, is forcing these changes to destroy our culture and heritage,” he wrote.

President Donald Trump expressed his disappointment Friday by the Cleveland baseball team’s decision to change their name from the Indians to the Guardians. “Such a disgrace , and I guarantee that the people who are most angry about it are the many Indians of our Country,” Trump wrote “The people of Cleveland cannot be thrilled and I, as a FORMER baseball fan, cannot believe things such as this are happening,” Trump wrote. Getty Images. He attributed the team’s name change to a minority of people within the organizations and all around the country who were pushing unpopular demands.


Video: Cleveland Indians Name Change To 'Guardians' Sparks Mixed Reactions From Fans, Trump (Newsweek)

Similarly, the owner and chairman of the team, Paul Dolan, expressed his contentment with the name change in a statement.

"We are excited to usher in the next era of the deep history of baseball in Cleveland," Dolan said. "Cleveland has and always will be the most important part of our identity. Therefore, we wanted a name that strongly represents the pride, resiliency and loyalty of Clevelanders.

But Trump was, of course, not as pleased, even going as far to state that he is now a "FORMER baseball fan," as he doesn't agree with the Cleveland team's step to being more culturally sensitive to Indigenous peoples:

"The people of Cleveland cannot be thrilled and I, as a FORMER baseball fan, cannot believe things such as this are happening, he continued in his statement. "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!"

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'Such a disgrace , and I guarantee that the people who are most angry about it are the many Indians of our Country.' President Donald Trump issued a statement after one of America’s most beloved baseball teams, the Cleveland Indians , on Friday announced it would change its name to the Guardians. In a statement circulating on social media, Trump slammed the move by the franchise and the league saying it is “disrespectful” and likely disappoints many American Indians in the United States.

The Cleveland Indians are reportedly preparing to announce a name change this week after years of criticism. President Donald Trump , of course, isn’t happy about it. He had previously defended the franchise’s name , along with the Washington Football Team’s old name — the NFL franchise dropped its racist nickname last summer after extreme pressure and backlash — in July by claiming that the nicknames are that of “strength, not weakness.”

The name change came after several years of backlash from Indigenous groups and fans who expressed their offense against the team name and racist Chief Wahoo logo.

Trump's entire statement is as follows:

"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? 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!"

And below is a full transcription of Hank's narration:

"We are a city on the rise. Forging into the future from our ironed-out past. We are a city of fire and water, of trees and towers built through generations of blue collars and the brightest scholars - and all of those who have worked harder. We hold tight to our roots and set our sights on tomorrow, but this is our team that has stood with our city for more than a century from Old Municipal to the corner of Carnegie. A team that has seen its own progress and prosperity. Its history flows like the river through the heart of this city, the history that has given us miraculous moments. Moments that span years, and others 22 games. Moments that broke barriers and moments that broke hearts, moments that prove that this is more than a game. We remember those moments as we move forward with change. You see, there's always been Cleveland - that's the best part of our name. Now it's time to unite as one family, one community, to build the next era for this team in this city. To keep watch and guard what makes this game the greatest. To come together and welcome all who want to join us. We are loyal and proud and resilient. We protect what we've earned and always defend it. Together we stand with all who understand what it means to be born and built from the land - because this is the city we love and the game we believe in. And together, we are all Cleveland Guardians."

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