Former President Donald Trump sparked anger and outrage when he did the “Tomahawk Chop” during game 4 of the World Series on Saturday.
The Atlanta Braves lead the Houston Astros 3-1 in the series after taking game 4 at Truist Park in Cobb County, near Atlanta, on Saturday night.
President Trump generated the most headlines when he and former first lady Melania Trump made the Atlanta Braves’ “chop” motion during the game.
Trump doing the chop pic.twitter.com/EWYJujgvtM
— Sam Ann ? (@samannraven) October 31, 2021
The Braves’ name, mascot, “Tomahawk Chop” and tribal war chants by the crowd are considered “degrading and racist” to American Indians and indigenous groups.
Many say the slicing motion Atlanta players make to simulate “scalping” their opponent is particularly offensive.
Other sports franchises have dropped their Indian names, but the Braves continue to resist calls to be more racially sensitive in today’s “woke” environment.
Do you suppose there's any chance in the world that Atlanta Braves fans realize how ridiculous they look to the entire rest of the planet with their idiotic Tomahawk Chop? pic.twitter.com/L9iAsjnjPT
— Bob Geiger (@GeigerNews) October 31, 2021
One USA Today writer refuses to name the Braves in his articles about the World Series. Instead, he refers to the team as simply “Atlanta.”
Trump’s Tomahawk Chop during game 4 sparked more outrage and fury on the left.
Trump previously encouraged a boycott of all baseball games after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred moved the All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver to protest Gov. Brian Kemp’s voting bill.
While Stacey Abrams and the MLB stole the All-Star Game from hardworking Georgians, the Braves earned their trip to the World Series this season and are bringing it home to Georgia.
Chop On, and Go @Braves!
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) October 24, 2021
Commissioner Manfred defended the Tomahawk Chop, saying local indigenous groups are not offended by the gesture.
A few months ago, Rob Manfred cowered to the woke mob by moving the all star game out of Atlanta
Tonight, President Trump did the tomahawk chop at the World Series in Atlanta
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 31, 2021
Thank you, President Trump, for joining thousands of Atlanta Braves fans in the tomahawk chop – and also for triggering leftists across the fruited plain. #Worlds2021
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) October 31, 2021
They took the All-Star game away from Atlanta because Georgia voted for greater election integrity. But the Atlanta Braves brought the far more consequential World Series to the city, and Trump was there at Truist Park doing the tomahawk chop and getting a standing ovation.
— First Words (@unscriptedmike) October 31, 2021
Look at how proud these 2 racist pricks are to make the racist, Atlanta Braves tomahawk chop. Right on brand. pic.twitter.com/rAGKgOP6mo
— leftbob????? (@leftbobgolfer) October 31, 2021
The Left is mad that the World Series will be played in Georgia
The Left is mad that masks or vax aren’t required to attend games
The Left is mad Atlanta team name is the Braves
The Left is mad that Braves fans do the tomahawk chop
?????Best World Series ever
— Denlesks (@Denlesks) October 27, 2021