Former President Donald Trump and his wife Melania attended Game 4 of the World Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros, months after calling for a boycott of Major League Baseball because the All-Star Game was relocated out of Atlanta to protest voting restrictions. Trump, on the other hand, appeared to be having a great time at the World Series game, as it offered him a reason to do the tomahawk chop.
The chop, a longtime tradition at Braves games and a stadium-wide cry, has come under increasing scrutiny as part of a national conversation about racism and racial iconography in professional sports. Several advocacy groups and others have condemned the chant as racist and accused it of ridiculing Native American groups… Trump has regularly sought to capitalize politically on such problems in order to galvanize the White voters who make up the majority of his electoral base.
Jimmy Kimmel Live host Jimmy Kimmel transitioned from “outdated pumpkins” to Trump attending the game on Monday’s broadcast. “Trump claimed the commissioner of baseball personally invited him to the game, while a representative for the commissioner of baseball stated Trump invited himself to the event. He remarked, “I wonder who we should believe there.” “Six months later, he’s guzzling Diet Coke and doing the tomahawk chop at a Braves game in Atlanta,” Kimmel added after reading Trump’s remarks about boycotting MLB. Only if it’s something racist does he get a workout.”