Proving yet again that his reelection campaign will be one of racial animus and an attempt to drive a wedge between those who support equal rights for all Americans and those who want the country to maintain the status quo, President Donald Trump attacked NASCAR for removing the Confederate flag from its events and even demanded that African-American driver Bubba Wallace apologize for what Trump called a “hoax” involving a noose found in his garage in Talladega, Alabama, last month.
Monday morning, Trump posted this tweet:
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
It should be noted that Wallace did indeed find a rope which appeared to be in the shape of noose, though it was later determined that the rope was a garage door pull. But as photos showed, the item did indeed appear to be a noose:
NASCAR president Steve Phelps also released a statement after a full investigation in which he noted that his team had conducted a “thorough sweep of all 29 tracks where they race, and 1684 garage stalls, they found only 11 total ropes that had a pulldown rope tied in a knot, and just one noose: The one in Bubba Wallace’s garage.”
Trump’s hateful posting led others on Twitter to slam the president and what he was implying:
Has Donald trump apologized to any of the families of 130,000 people who died unnecessarily because his stupid ass refuses to take COVID-19 seriously?
You haven’t even apologized to President Obama for saying he wasn’t born here. Bish, STFU.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 6, 2020
President Trump wants NASCAR’s only black driver to apologize for the overwhelming concern about this noose found hanging in his garage. And NASCAR’s decision to not fly pro-slavery flags at their races anymore, which Trump obviously blames their only black driver for. pic.twitter.com/jDsv9iIMO4
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) July 6, 2020
He won’t wear a mask, but he has no problem with a white hood.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 6, 2020
You wouldn’t understand what those NASCAR drivers & officials were doing when they stood by @BubbaWallace.
You don’t understand because you cannot.
You don’t understand unity.
You don’t understand solidarity.
You are a racist.
You understand division.
And you understand hate. pic.twitter.com/t41e6nBOFV
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) July 6, 2020
Seriously, what the hell is wrong with you? More than 650 people are DYING every day and you’re worried about Bubba Wallace apologizing for something her wasn’t even a part of? Of course we all knew that removing that wretched symbol of hate would spin you up like a top.
— Ron is Tired of the B.S. (@RonThayer3) July 6, 2020
Have you apologized to @ejeancarroll, any of the other women you assaulted, or the families of the people who have unnecessarily died from COVID due to a completely inept response from your Administration? NASCAR is and should be proud of all of their actions. You? Not so much.
— ilyseh (@ilyseh) July 6, 2020
Just when you think Trump cannot possibly be more disgusting and blatantly racist, he lowers the bar and limbos right under it.
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