Donald Trump’s problems are getting a whole lot worse tonight

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Donald Trump wants us all to believe that the police are behaving just fine, racism doesn’t exist, guns aren’t a problem, and anyone protesting against racism is just an agitator. But in the wake of the police shooting a black man in the back seven times in Kenosha, Wisconsin, things are shifting rapidly.

First the Milwaukee Bucks, who have a real shot at winning the NBA championship, boycotted and forfeited their playoff game today. Then their opponent, the Orlando Magic, also abandoned the game instead of taking the win. Then the other two NBA teams scheduled to play tonight also decided to boycott their game. But now this isn’t just about basketball ball anymore.

The Milwaukee Brewers have decided to boycott and forfeit their baseball game tonight as well. In response their opponent, the Cincinnati Reds, are refusing to accept the forfeit and are also boycotting in solidarity. This is a big deal, because baseball is a more conservative and frankly whiter sport than basketball. This severely limits Donald Trump’s ability to try to portray these sports boycotts as merely playing out along racial lines.


This all comes ahead of what will be the third night of the thus far disastrous 2020 Republican National Convention, which has consisted of a roster full of openly racist featured speakers. We’ll see if Trump ignores the sports boycotts and hopes no one notices, or if he says something racist and makes things even more difficult for himself.

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