The Washington franchise had been nicknamed the Redskins since moving to D.C. from Boston in 1937. Those days are now over after the team announced on Monday that the Redskins nickname and logo were being sent into retirement.
It’s been a hot topic all day, so naturally, it was brought up during White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s briefing.
“Last week, he made it clear that these teams name their teams out of strength, not weakness,” McEnany said before citing a Washington Post poll saying a majority of Native Americans did not mind the name.
It was last Monday when President Trump tweeted his thoughts about the Redskins and Cleveland Indians potentially 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,” he wrote.
The team has reportedly found their new name, but are currently caught up in a trademark war with another person.
“Dan Snyder and Coach [Ron] Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years,” the team announced earlier today.