President Donald Trump has addressed driver Bubba Wallace and NASCAR on Monday, alleging that a noose found in his garage at Talladega Superspeedway last month was a hoax. The leader of the free world also questioned NASCAR’s decision to have the controversial Confederate flag removed from the sport’s events.
Donald Trump tweeted: “Has @BubbaWallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!”
Has @BubbaWallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 6, 2020
Wallace, NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver, was joined by all 39 other drivers and their crews on June 22 in a march down pit road, as they pushed his No. 43 to the front of the line in the moments before the race.
An FBI investigation determined that Wallace was not the victim of a hate crime and that the pull rope fashioned like a noose had been on a garage door at the speedway since as early as October, NASCAR announced on June 23.
People took to Twitter to speak on the President’s comments.
And speaking of apologies, we’re all waiting for Trump to apologize to the Central Park 5 for falsely accusing them of rape and paying the New York Times to publicly call for their brutal executions. They were exonerated with DNA evidence after spending many years in prison.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) July 6, 2020
Donald Trump wants Bubba Wallace to apologize for finding a noose in his garage?
— Kar (@karlogan_) July 6, 2020
I’m keeping a very close eye on every NASCAR driver that will not make a statement in support of Bubba Wallace today. If you stay quiet, you are part of the racial systemic problem in this country that is led and fueled by that fat clown.
— Milito (@RealRadman) July 6, 2020