The celebration came just days after the MLB chief defended chop from liberal criticisms it is offensive to Native Americans.
Former President Donald Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump joined Atlanta Braves fans Saturday night in doing the team’s signature tomahawk chop during a raucous Game 4 of the World Series.
The Trumps attended the game in a suite at Atlanta’s Trust Stadium, where the hometown team was playing the Houston Astros. The former first family joined in when fans started the chop.
The celebration came just days after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred defended the chop from liberal criticisms it is offensive to Native Americans.
Manfred noted the Braves had the support of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, who are based in nearby North Carolina.
“The Native American community in that region is wholly supportive of the Braves program, including the chop. For me, that’s kind of the end of the story,” he said.