Former President Donald Trump fired a high, hard fastball at Major League Baseball on Friday night, urging fans to boycott the “national pastime” over its decision to pull this year’s All-Star Game from the Atlanta area.
Trump asserted MLB’s leadership was “afraid of the Radical Left Democrats,” claiming the party pressured MLB to relocate its mid-summer game because of Georgia’s new election law, recently signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.
The former president also took aim at large “woke” corporations that issued statements against the Georgia law.
“Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans,” Trump wrote, “and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I. D., which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections.
“Boycott baseball,” Trump urged, “and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections. Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!”
“Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections. Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!”
The new Georgia law prohibits electioneering within several dozen feet of a polling station, requires identification to register for an absentee ballot and expands weekend early voting.
But during an appearance Friday night on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Kemp asserted that election laws in New York — home to MLB’s headquarters – remained “stricter” than those in Georgia.
“When you look at New York’s voting laws, you have to have an excuse to vote absentee… (Read more)