DONALD Trump has urged followers to boycott Major League Baseball after the All-Star Game was pulled from Georgia.
Last week MLB moved the All-Star game out of Atlanta amid the "Jim Crow voting laws" controversy.
Speaking to Newsmax host Heather Childers on Tuesday, the former President attacked Major League Baseball's decision to move the game out of state, along with other moves made by a "woke group of people".
“People are tired of it," Trump said.
"They decided to hurt the people of Georgia by moving it out and it’s just ridiculous."
The one-term president continued on a tirade slamming the sport and claiming: "I'm just not very interested in baseball for the last number of years."
He added: “Today, you don’t even know what the hell you’re watching.
"I would say boycott baseball, why not? I think what they did was a terrible thing."
Last week league Commissioner Rob Manfred made the decision to move the All-Star events and the amateur draft out of Georgia.
In a statement explaining the decision, Manfred wrote: "Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association, and The Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views.
"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."
BACKED BY PRESIDENT
The sweeping legislation makes multiple changes to the voting process in the state, making it more difficult to vote by mail or without a valid ID.
Supporters of the bill said the new law merely ensures the integrity of future elections, despite no evidence of voter fraud being found in 2020 – contrary to Trump's repeated claims.
Critics, meanwhile, say the changes disproportionately effect minority groups, including black Georgians, Hispanics and the disabled.
Civil rights activists and voter advocacy groups believe black voters, who account for 30 percent of Georgia's total vote, would be particularly affected by the new measures.
Yesterday President Biden backed the MLB for pulling the ALL-Star Game.
Wading into the controversy, Biden told reporters: "But the best way to deal with this is for Georgia and other states to smarten up, stop it, stop it.
"It's about getting people to vote."
Biden also said it was "up to The Masters" if the tournament wanted to follow MLB's lead and pull the golf championship out of the state.
Biden said: "Look, you know, it is reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws are just antithetical to who we are. But there's another side of it too.
"The other side to it too is that when they, in fact, move out of Georgia, the people who need the help the most, people who are making hourly wages, sometimes get hurt the most.
"I think it's a very tough decision for a corporation to make or group to make."
He added: "But I respect it when they make that judgment and I support whatever judgment they make."
'WOKE CANCEL CULTURE'
Trump's comments come days after he released a statement calling for a boycott of UPS, JP Morgan, ViacomCBS along with Coca-Cola.
The former president wrote in a statement: "For years the Radical Left Democrats have played dirty by boycotting products when anything from that company is done or stated in any way that offends them.
"Now they are going big time with WOKE CANCEL CULTURE and our sacred elections.
"It is finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back—we have more people than they do—by far!"
He added: "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."
JP Morgan, ViacomCBS, Cisco, UPS and Merck have all signalled opposition to the new Georgia law to some extent.
Meanwhile, the chief executives of ViacomCBS and Cisco signed a joint statement with about 200 other companies accusing lawmakers of imposing "barriers that result in longer lines at the polls or that reduce access to secure ballot dropboxes."
The CEOs of JP Morgan and Merck have also spoken out publicly against the new law, while Georgia-based companies Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines have made strong statements against it.
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