Major League Baseball refused to signal its support of new Georgia voting laws designed to disenfranchise Black voters. Instead of holding the MLB All-Star game in Atlanta as scheduled, the MLB decided to pull its popular game from Georgia and find a new venue that does not come with such a high political cost. However, conservatives including Donald Trump and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp expressed their criticism of the MLB leaving Georgia for the All-Star Game and called for people to boycott the MLB just like they did the NFL a few years ago.
In a bid to get his supporters involved in spots, Donald Trump urged his followers to “boycott baseball,” the American pastime, because the league was not willing to be complicit in Georgia’s new anti-voting legislation. The MLB announcement came on Friday from league Commissioner Rob Manfred, Jr. that the MLB would no longer be hosting its All-Star Game in Atlanta because Governor Kemp signed a controversial anti-voting bill into law last week.
Donald Trump lashed out at the MLB, like he did the NFL a few years ago, and urged his slew of followers to change the television channel whenever they see a baseball game.
“Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, 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,” Trump said in a statement. “Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections. Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!”
The MLB is hardly the only national company that has lashed out against Georgia’s anti-voting legislation. Other famous Georgia companies, including Coca-Cola, as well as other major companies like Porsche, have openly criticized the controversial Georgia law designed to make it harder for Black people to cast their votes in elections. Georgia famously became a Blue state in response to former President Donald Trump, and now Georgia officials are trying to turn the state back to Red with the new controversial anti-voting bill.
Governor Kemp also took an opportunity to speak with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson about how the MLB has given into “cancel culture” just like many other entertainment industry bigwigs.
“This is unbelievable. I mean, really unfortunate today that Major League Baseball has folded up and caved to the cancel culture and to a bunch of liberal lies, quite honestly,” Kemp said. “What is even more sad is that the President of the United States Joe Biden, and people like Stacey Abrams, labeling the election integrity act Jim Crow. This is what happens.”
Kemp added, “Now you have a lot of small business owners, a lot of great baseball fans, including myself, getting deprived of having the All-Star Game in Atlanta because of the cancel culture. I think it’s a message to all of us, all across this country, that are home tonight. They are coming after you next. You know, they’re going to come after your ballgame. They are going to boycott your business.”
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