Donald Trump supports the Redskins team name
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is not afraid to speak his mind, and it seems like he has an opinion on just about every major ongoing debate in this country. In a recent radio interview on Sirius XM, Trump threw his hat into the discussion about whether the Washington Redskins should change their team name.
Spoiler alert — Trump finds nothing wrong with the name and he believes that only Redskins owner Dan Snyder should have a say in its future.
“Honestly, I don’t think they should change the name, unless the owner wanted to,” Trump said in the Sirius XM interview, per the New York Times.
Despite the fact that several Native American groups have protested and spoken out about the name in the past, Trump believes that they are in the minority.
“I know Indians that are extremely proud of that name,” Trump said. “They think it’s a positive.”
Trump has butt heads with fellow Republican candidate Jeb Bush several times over the past several months, but the two candidates do agree on this issue. Last week, Bush said in a Sirius XM interview that he doesn’t find the team name offensive either.