‘Fight fire with fire’: Trump Jr. calls on GOP to take action against MLB over relocated All-Star Game

Major League Baseball made headlines this week with the announcement that its All-Star Game would be moved out of Atlanta, Georgia, this year in response to pressure stemming from a controversial election-reform law recently passed in the state.

Among the most outspoken critics of the league’s decision was former President Donald Trump’s eldest son.

“The best way to demonstrate our values”

According to The Washington Times, Donald Trump Jr. voiced his opposition to the relocation in a tweet he posted on Friday.

“Republicans in Congress should immediately move to repeal the [MLB’s] anti-trust exemption,” he advised, calling on legislators to “fight fire with fire.”

Amid a backlash against other Georgia-based businesses and events, the MLB has faced calls to move the upcoming game out of the state because of new provisions that many progressive opponents have described as GOP-sanctioned voter suppression.

In a statement on Friday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced his decision to heed the critics’ calls.

“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,” he wrote. “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.”

“Increased scrutiny under the law”

Of course, Trump Jr. was just one of many Americans who expressed outrage over Manfred’s determination.

Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp accused the league of giving in to “fear, political opportunism, and liberal lies” in its abrupt announcement.

“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,” Kemp added. “If the left doesn’t agree with you, facts and the truth do not matter.”

Trump Jr.’s proposed solution involves removing the league’s exemption from the Sherman Antitrust Act, which it received due to court determinations that its state-centric business model does not need to follow such federal commerce laws.

For his part, U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) announced that he has begun “drafting legislation to remove Major League Baseball’s federal antitrust exception,” adding that “any organization that abuses its power to oppose secure elections deserves increased scrutiny under the law.”

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  1. I totally agree with Rep. Duncan. MLB is ruining sports as are the NFL and hockey. Sports should be an escape not political. Yes, I don’t and will not support any sport.

    1. No they should not. They are all political. Now we know.. Probably were years ago. But didn’t show it.

    2. I’m out. No sports for me, no matter which, that THINK they have some sort of say so in the Politics of this country. You are over paid, spoiled, irrelevant children and need to have the rug pulled out from under you. Go ahead and move, may I suggest Washington, Oregon, California or New York, actually, any blue state will do.

    3. ALL THESE CHILDISH PROTESTERS FALLOWING A 3RD STRINGER FROM THE FORYE-WHINERS WHO TOOK A KNEE. HIGHLY PAID AND PAMPERED AS ALL THE MAJOR LEGUE SPORTS PLAYERS ARE, THEY GOT AWAY WITH IT FOR A SHORT TIME.
      BUT PEOPEL QUIT BUYING TICKETS AND SPONSORING PRODUCTS STOPPED BECAUSE OF THE MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO CRAP.
      NOW BECAUSE OF A BUFFOONS WHINING AND POLITICAL PRESSURE THE SAME OLD CRAP STARTS OVER.

  2. Yes, remove any protections they have under the law and throw them under the bus! They do not deserve any fan participation in their sport! If they do not support the laws of America then get out! I am tired of a few people ruining everything for the rest of “we the people”! These wealthy people are a total disgrace to the American way!

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  4. “Wokeness” is killing any ability for our country to unite and live free with all citizens (yes, I mean citizens and and legal workers and not just people in our borders) can have alternate ideas and be respected by each other. Dang shame!

  5. This voting law that Georgia has is a good thing. EVERYBODY needs to show a voter ID so elections can be fair. Look what happened in the 2020 election. The democrats lied, cheated and stole the election from Trump. And if the MLB or ANYBODY else doesn’t like it, they are more than welcome to leave the country. Grow up people and stop being petty. Act like adults should act and stop getting your feelings hurt or everything that you don’t agree with. People whine and cry too much. Get over it!!!!!!!!!

    1. Most people don’t have enough common sense to understand what is even going on. Without proof positive of your citizenship you have no right to vote. The right to vote should be strictly for Americans. Donald Trump Junior for president. Mad Mike

  6. It is sad that Donald Trump Junior has to speak up louder than the Republicans that are paid to do this job. For a corporation or any sports activity to make decisions based on government rulings is definitely out of line. It’s hard to tell how many Americans had plans to attend in Atlanta. But now I have to redo all their schedules for everything. If you wish to make a statement then do so by contacting your representatives. Do not involve your business or your sports activity into government policy. If you wish to make noise and start new laws then run for office. Since the beginning of time the strong were always the leaders. Now it is simply the wealthy have become the leaders. Poor peons will always be there and less they hit the magic number. If the wealthy would try to be human beings and not brag about how much money they have the whole world could be a better place to live for everyone. I believe Donald Trump Junior should run for office. I do not see anyone else that I would vote for other than Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee. I love this country, please stop screwing it up Mr. Biden. Mad Mike

  7. These corporations who choose to be bullied, bending to the ridiculous demands of the far left, are going to learn the hard way just how strong American taxpaying citizens can and will be. We will stand up for our American values and the laws of this country we love! No more Coca Cola for this former lifelong soda drinker!!

  8. Our Country is beginning to fall apart because of the crooked politicians who want nothing but power and financial gains. They are willing to destroy and divide America to obtain this. Wake up and take a stand before we become weak and end up like another China or Venezuela.☹️

  9. Well, make sure if they want to leave as they are free to go or stay, that once they leave, they don’t come back, ever and make it a law. Cigarettes were banned years ago from advertising on public TV and cigarettes literally were almost all of the advertising and it was being yelled that the advertising industry will die and maybe TV will too. Well, all these other products who couldn’t get into the advertising on TV came flying in and marketing and advertisement is much, much more important to our economy than the cigarettes tied up advertisement industry was. Be careful what you threaten because you will be the one who pays in the long run. Blackmail is illegal and this is what it is.

  10. When sports became political I stopped watching any of the professional sports – only college and high school – where sports is still that – SPORTS !!! How about the “pros” do something with their life rather than taking handouts for a sport ??? The political mess the US is in is partly due to pro-owners becoming political and not minding their own business – if they were political they would be in a political position – not in a chair making money from so called “sports” !!!

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