Donald Trump says the name of the NFL’s Washington Redskins is a source of pride for some Native Americans.“I know Indians that are extremely proud of that name,” Trump said on Monday according to The New York Times, weighing in on the contentious issue. “They think it’s a positive.“Honestly, I don’t think they should change the name, unless the owner wanted to,” the GOP presidential front-runner added.The team’s owner, Daniel Snyder, has repeatedly vowed to keep the Redskins’s name and logo, despite calls from Native American groups who find it offensive.The controversy over the name has grown in recent years, with Democratic lawmakers such as Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) arguing it is a racist relic of the past worth discarding.Change the Mascot, a grassroots campaign for replacing the team’s name, said on Monday that Trump’s defense of the name is insensitive toward Native Americans.“It is hardly surprising that a candidate who labeled Mexican immigrants ‘rapists’ and calls women ‘pigs’ now says he wants the NFL to continue slurring Native Americans,” the group said in statement.

Source: Trump: Some Indians ‘extremely proud’ of the Redskins | TheHill