Former President Donald Trump called for people to boycott Major League Baseball (MLB) on Friday night after the league caved to pressure from leftists to cancel the All Star Game, after MLB said it would pull the All-Star Game out of Georgia over the state’s new voter law.
The MLB’s decision to move their July All-State Game from Atlanta came after Kemp signed the controversial voting bill into law last week. The law, which has been denounced as voter suppression by many Democrats , will place tighter limits on absentee ballots and the use of ballot dropboxes and ban the distribution of food and water for voters waiting in line.
Trump said in a statement: “Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and 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,” “Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections. Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!”
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp also criticized MLB’s decision, tweeting that it had “caved to fear, political opportunism, and liberal lies.” Kemp also called the move an example of “cancel culture.”
Today, @MLB caved to fear, political opportunism, and liberal lies.
— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) April 2, 2021
“Georgians – and all Americans – should fully understand what the MLB’s knee-jerk decision means: cancel culture and woke political activists are coming for every aspect of your life, sports included. If the left doesn’t agree with you, facts and the truth do not matter,” the Republican governor said in a statement about MLB’s decision. “This attack on our state is the direct result of repeated lies from Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams about a bill that expands access to the ballot box and ensures the integrity of our elections.”
The Atlanta Braves responded to the MLB’s decision to remove the events from the state by saying it was not the Braves’ decision “nor our recommendation and we are saddened that fans will not be able to see this event in our city.”
“Unfortunately, businesses, employees, and fans in Georgia are the victims of this decision,” the team added.
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams shared her disappointment with the MLB decision to relocate the All-Star Game from Atlanta, but also commended the league for speaking out against the recent Georgia voting law in a statement Friday.
Abrams said in a statement shared on Twitter: “As I have stated, I respect boycotts, although I don’t want to see Georgia families hurt by lost events and jobs,” “Georgians targeted by voter suppression will be hurt as opportunities go to other states. We should not abandon the victims of GOP malice and lies – we must stand together.”