Trump: ‘Boycott baseball’ and ‘woke companies’ over GA election law boycotts
Former President Donald Trump called for a boycott of Major League Baseball and “woke” companies who are opposing the new election integrity law in Georgia.
In a Friday statement, Trump said “baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans” and Americans should “boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections.”
The statement refers to news that the MLB is pulling the 2021 All-Star Game and 2021 draft out of Atlanta over a new election integrity bill aiming to lessen voter fruad.
“I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box.”
“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.
Breitbart reports that over 100 companies including Facebook, Google, Bank of America, Apple, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, American Express, Delta, and the Home Depot have joined to condemn the Georgia law.
“Our elections are not improved when lawmakers impose barriers that result in longer lines at the polls or that reduce access to secure ballot dropboxes,” the companies’ statement reads.