- Donald Trump has spoken out again about the companies that oppose Georgia’s new voting law.
- He called for more boycotts, saying “don’t go back to their products until they relent.”
- Barack Obama, meanwhile, commended the MLB on its decision to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta.
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Former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump spoke out in opposition to each other on Saturday about Major League Baseball’s decision to move its 2021 All-Star Game in the wake of Georgia’s new election law.
“Congratulations to @MLB for taking a stand on behalf of voting rights for all citizens. There’s no better way for America’s pastime to honor the great Hank Aaron, who always led by example,” Obama said on Twitter.
“Never submit, never give up!” Trump said.
In a statement, Trump said his political opponents — the “Radical Left Democrats” — have long used brand boycotts to send messages.
“It is finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back — we have more people than they do — by far! Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS, and Merck. Don’t go back to their products until they relent. We can play the game better than them,” Trump said in a statement.
Republican National Committee chair, Ronna McDaniel, said she was also skipping MLB broadcasts.
“Guess what I am doing today? Not watching baseball!!!!” she said on Twitter.
MLB’s decision to move the game could cost the Atlanta economy about $100 million in lost revenue, Holly Quinlan, a local tourism official, told CNN on Saturday.
Georgia voting rights activist Stacey Abrams said she supported the league’s decision, but didn’t “want to see Georgia families hurt by lost events and jobs.”
—Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) April 3, 2021
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, who signed the bill, told Fox News that New York voting laws were more restrictive than those in Georgia.
“Major League Baseball may be scared of Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams, but we’re not. We will continue to fight to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat in Georgia,” Kemp said on Twitter.