Jeb Bush Doesn't Find Washington's NFL Franchise Nickname Offensive

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Jeb Bush Doesn't Find Washington's NFL Franchise Nickname Offensive

Republican presidential hopeful thinks name should remain the same.

Published October 1, 2015

And this is the guy who thinks he's equipped to run the country?

Despite many people believing that Washington's NFL nickname is offensive and that the NFL franchise should change it as soon as possible, Jeb Bush isn't one of those people.

The Republican presidential hopeful said on a new Sirius XM show The Arena that he doesn't see anything wrong with the team's name and that it should be left the way it is. Really, Jeb?

"I don't think [the team] should change it," Bush told ESPN's Andy Katz and ABC's Rick Klein, as reported by a press release announcing The Arena. "But again, I don't think politicians ought to have any say in that to be honest with you. I don't find it offensive. Native American tribes generally don't find it offensive. We had a similar kind of flap with FSU if you recall, the Seminoles, and the Seminole tribe itself kind of came to the defense of the university and it subsided."

"It's a sport for crying out loud," he continued. "It's a football team. Washington has a huge fan base. I'm missing something here I guess."

We can at least give Mr. Bush credit for being aware of his lack of awareness.

In July, a federal judge ordered the cancellation of the team's trademark registrations, deeming that their nickname was offensive to Native Americans.

Clearly, though, Jeb Bush doesn't agree.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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