President Donald Trump lobbed an attack against Black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace -- prompting horrified outrage.
The president demanded an apology from Wallace, after NASCAR launched an investigation of a noose found in the driver's garage that turned out to have been placed on the door months before he had used the facility, and the racing association outraged some fans by banning Confederate flags from events.
"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?" Trump tweeted. "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 sid… https://t.co/XGPapgYIAA— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1594038787.0
Other social media users pounded the president for the racist attack.
@JCooper459 I follow racing and Bubba had nothing to do with this, other than being assigned the wrong garage. He n… https://t.co/UutP3OCqSE— Various Artists (@Various Artists)1594040490.0
@realDonaldTrump @BubbaWallace When statues don't work, shift gears.— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger)1594039327.0
@realDonaldTrump @BubbaWallace He won’t wear a mask, but he has no problem with a white hood.— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1594039004.0
We've known this, but he has literally no other option but to dial up the racism now. Smoking resin at this point. https://t.co/g8qwUrNjxB— luke oneil (@luke oneil)1594039670.0
@realDonaldTrump @BubbaWallace https://t.co/7wDE9xERiG— Attorney@Law (@Attorney@Law)1594038866.0
@realDonaldTrump @BubbaWallace Mr. President, your premise is false. 1) It wasn't a "hoax." Everyone involved trul… https://t.co/NxjTGwkhwI— Jeff Gluck (@Jeff Gluck)1594041352.0
@realDonaldTrump @BubbaWallace The only hoax raging on right now is you, you rancid racist.— Lesley Abravanel🆘 (@Lesley Abravanel🆘)1594040187.0
@realDonaldTrump @BubbaWallace Has Donald trump apologized to any of the families of 130,000 people who died unnece… https://t.co/jDh3JXTud9— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1594039310.0
@realDonaldTrump @BubbaWallace He doesn’t need to apologize, you do. Black lives matter— dz (@dz)1594038807.0
@realDonaldTrump @BubbaWallace Have you apologized to @Kaepernick7 for being an unconstitutional racist asshole?— David Weissman (@David Weissman)1594038920.0
@realDonaldTrump @BubbaWallace HYPOCRITAL Where are Trump’s apologies to all the people, organizations and countri… https://t.co/4L0VI6Qg5t— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@MURRAY🧢🇺🇸)1594039277.0
President Trump wants NASCAR's only black driver to apologize for the overwhelming concern about this noose found h… https://t.co/72JD5TL3o4— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild)1594040618.0
@realDonaldTrump @BubbaWallace DO THE COUNTRY A FAVOR AND RESIGN, IMMEDIATELY— A Worried Citizen (@A Worried Citizen)1594039277.0
@realDonaldTrump @BubbaWallace Jeez... take your meds and go back to bed, you grumpy miserable old coot...— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1594039290.0