After being swiped by US President Donald Trump, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace tweeted back.
The African-American has sent out a tweet condemning words of “hate from the president of the United States”, said BBC.
Wallace in his tweet back, it is not directed to the president but rather to “the next generation and little ones following my footsteps.”
“You will always have people testing you.
“Seeing if they can knock you off your pedestal.
“I encourage you to keep your head high and walk proudly on the path you have chosen.”
“Always deal with the hate being thrown at you with LOVE!
Love should come naturally as people are TAUGHT to hate.
Even when it’s HATE from the POTUS,”
POTUS is another word for President of the United States.
President Trump on Monday tweeted:
“Has Bubba Wallace apologized to all of those great Nascar drivers & officials who came to his aid.
“(They) stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him,
“Only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX.”
He did not elaborate on his allegation, said the report.
He said the noose incident and the removal of the flag had caused Nascar’s “lowest ratings ever”.
Later, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany defended the President.
McEnany said that the president was making:
“A broader point that this rush to judgment on the facts before the facts are out is not acceptable”.
How Do We Get Here?
The hoax the President is referring to is the “noose” that was found in Wallace’s assigned garage at the Geico 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.
The FBI investigation ruled out that the “noose” was there long before Wallace was assigned the garage.
Hence, no federal law was violated.
NASCAR Still Has Wallace’s Back
Nonetheless, NASCAR said they still have Wallace’s back.
In a statement, NASCAR said:
“We are proud to have Bubba Wallace in the NASCAR family and we commend his courage and leadership.
“NASCAR continues to stand tall with Bubba.
“Our competitors and everyone who makes our sport welcoming and inclusive for all racing fans.”
Wallace is the sole full-time black driver in the US racing organization.
He was also instrumental in it banning the Confederate flag from races.