President Donald Trump called out NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace alleging that the noose incident was a hoax, despite Wallace stating the contrary.
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
An FBI investigation determined that the pull rope fashioned like a noose found in the garage of Wallace was not a hate crime, and had been on the garage door as early as October 2019.
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
In addition to that, Trump spoke on NASCAR banning the confederate flag, saying, “That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!” This is in reference to a statement NASCAR made on the flag after the Wallace incident, saying “The display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.”