Trump Says ‘A Small Group Of People’ Are Trying ‘To Destroy Our Culture And Heritage’ After Cleveland MLB Team Changes Name

“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!”

On Friday, the Cleveland Indians baseball organization announced that it has changed its name to the Guardians in an effort to be more respectful to indigenous people. Former President Donald Trump released a statement slamming the decision shortly thereafter, writing, “A small group of people, with absolutely crazy ideas and policies, is forcing these changes to destroy our culture and heritage.”

“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?” Trump asked. “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,” the statement continued. “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!”