The Sports News reports:
The Bubba Wallace story had largely died down in the NASCAR world. That was, of course, until the president of the United States decided to reignite it Monday morning. Donald Trump blasted Wallace in a tweet Monday morning, a week and a half after NASCAR revealed a photo of the rope pull tied in a noose in Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway the weekend before. An investigation determined the noose had been there at least since the fall and wasn’t a hate crime targeted at Wallace, the only Black driver on NASCAR’s top circuit.
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
How low and despicable for the President of the United States to falsely accuse Bubba Wallace of perpetuating a hoax. The garage pull looked exactly like a noose and someone else at NASCAR reported it to the authorities on behalf of Bubba. He wasn’t even the one who reported it. pic.twitter.com/17WoZY0dGS
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) 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
why should @BubbaWallace apologize? he wasn’t the person who reported the noose to NASCAR. racist much?
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) July 6, 2020
This is the “garage pull.” If you were a Black American, the first thing that goes through your mind wouldn’t be “this is a garage pull.” pic.twitter.com/dfJqIR3UIY
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) July 6, 2020
When statues don’t work, shift gears.
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) July 6, 2020
Bubba Wallace wasn’t the one that found the noose. The only fucking noose in any garage used in NASCAR as the president of NASCAR states. Fuck you: apologize for murdering 130,000 plus Americans for your incompetence and apologize that you can’t walk down a ramp.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) July 6, 2020