Former Major League Baseball fan and U.S. President Donald J. Trump today said the Cleveland Indians’ name change to the Cleveland Guardians is a disgrace.
The Indians announced the name change will take effect immediately after the 2021 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? Such a disgrace, and I guarantee that the people who are most angry about it are the many Indians of our Country,” Trump said. “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!”
The “Guardians” could be better served by reading the ‘faux’ Trump book, Winners aren’t Loser. The Indians are one game above .500 and 9 games out of first place in the American League Central this year. They are nearly 10 games out of wildcard contention.