Last month, owner Dan Snyder finally couldn’t put out any more excuses as to why eh wouldn’t change the nickname of his team and ultimately was forced to retire the Redskins name and logo after public pressure from major sponsors and retailers.
President Donald Trump criticized the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians on Twitter for considering changes to their respective team names, accusing the teams of “trying to be politically correct.” He tweeted that Washington and Indians are “fabled sports franchises.” He also taunted Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has claimed Native American ancestry and has been a frequent target of barbs from Trump.
Late July, his son also weighed in on the name change, but he gave them a suggestion.
Donald trump Jr. took to his official Twitter account and posted a t-shirt that had a picture of the ‘Washington Rednecks,” with the caption that said “Wouldn’t offend me! How about you?”
Trump has previously defended the Redskins’ name on Twitter. In October 2013, he tweeted that presidents “should not be telling the Washington Redskins to change their name” and accused then-President Barack Obama of “harassing the privately owned” franchise.