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Donald Trump participates in Atlanta Braves tradition ‘Tomahawk Chop’ at World Series game

Donald Trump attended game four of the World Series, where he participated in the traditional “Tomahawk Chop” done at Braves games.

The former president is under scrutiny for participating in the controversial practice. He has also been accused of lying about being invited to the game.

On Saturday night, Trump attended the fourth game of the World Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros. The game was held in Truist Park in Atlanta, GA. He was accompanied by his wife, Melania Trump, and Georgia Senate candidate and former NFL star Herschel Walker. Trump and his wife were seen participating in the traditional stadium-wide chant and tomahawk chop.

The tomahawk chop done at these games has been called inappropriate and offensive, calling for its end. Braves fans and, notably, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican, have dismissed the claims.

Braves Commissioner Rob Manfred defended the notable chop last week, saying, “It’s important to understand that we have 30 markets around the country. They aren’t all the same. … 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. In that market, we’re taking into account the Native American community.”

CNN reported earlier this week that Trump would be attending the game, according to a source close to him. He allegedly called the Major League Baseball office earlier this week requesting tickets to the game.

CEO Terry McGuirk said he and the team were surprised but, “Of course we said yes!”. They said that he would not be sitting with the team or other MLB officials, but would be given his own suite, which he was. He did, however, tell his email list that Manfred and Yankees president Randy Levine had invited him, which the league refuted.

ARTICLE: RITA VOGT

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: USA TODAY

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