Conservatives fire back at Obama after he congratulates MLB for moving all star game in protest

This morning, former President Barack Obama congratulated Major League Baseball for moving their all-star game away from Atlanta in protest of new Georgia voting law.

Obama wrote “Congratulations to @MLB for taking a stand on behalf of voting rights for all citizens. There’s no better way for America’s pastime to honor the great Hank Aaron, who always led by example.”

Many fired back at Obama.

You miss the point. It will sadly hit the workers at the stadium who are predominantly black. They are losing a paycheck.

We have lived under lockdown for a year so one baseball game won’t hurt the Governor or the state.

It will hurt the worker. But no one cares.

“You continue playing everything through a racial lense. Its getting old and tired.”

“There is nothing wrong with requiring identification to vote.”

President Trump called for a boycott of Major league Baseball Friday.

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!” he added.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred explained the move by saying “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. 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.”

“Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” he added. “In 2020, MLB became the first professional sports league to join the non-partisan Civic Alliance to help build a future in which everyone participates in shaping the United States. We proudly used our platform to encourage baseball fans and communities throughout our country to perform their civic duty and actively participate in the voting process. Fair access to voting continues to have our game’s unwavering support.”

The Atlanta Braves said they are “deeply disappointed” about the decision.