Trump Makes Goal-Line Stand: ‘Honestly, I Don’t Think’ The Redskins Should Change Name

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
Font Size:

Republican front-runner Donald Trump is taking yet another controversial stance.

Trump told The New York Times Monday that he agrees with fellow candidate Jeb Bush that the Washington Redskins don’t need a name change.

“Honestly, I don’t think they should change the name, unless the owner wanted to,” Trump explained. “I know Indians that are extremely proud of that name. They think it’s a positive.”

Last week, Bush stated that he doesn’t “think politicians should have any say on that stuff, to be honest with you… It’s a sport for crying out loud,” which earned him a stern response from DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. (RELATED: Dems Are Freaking Out Because Jeb Doesn’t Think The Redskins Need A New Name)

Similarly, the “Change the Mascot Campaign” issued the following response to Trump’s Monday comments.

It is hardly surprising that a candidate who labeled Mexican immigrants rapists and calls women ‘pigs’ now says he wants the NFL to continue slurring Native Americans. Donald Trump joins some of the NFL’s ignoble fraternity of billionaires who sit in their office suites and owners boxes happily spending their fortunes denigrating people of color.

[h/t: New York Times, Washington Post]

Follow Datoc on Twitter and Facebook