Trump’s Tweet (because that’s how he communicates) was filled with vitriol and disbelief towards both Wallace and NASCAR. Claiming that the lower ratings has something to do with the banning of the Confederate Flag. While also calling out Bubba Wallace in the same sentence.
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!
The noose in question was found in Wallace’s garage during a two week trial that he pushed for the removal of the Confederate Flag. Wanting it officially banned from the NASCAR stadiums and any and all support for it dropped. While it was no short decision, the higher ups did eventually agree with Wallace on that decision.
He’s not just a man pushing for the removal of racist icons, Bubba Wallace is also NASCAR’s only full time Black driver. He’s quickly become an icon and an inspiration to many for that success alone.
All the investigations into that, yielded no results. Which led the FBI to believe that it was not a hate crime. Unfortunately, that does not really clarify anything, so people now jumped to the assumption that it was a hoax.
Until that can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, there’s no denying that it helped solidify the racers. In a sport that is so often dogged by stereotypes and poor representation, this is a win that NASCAR needed. And, the changes made are changes for the better, Bubba Wallace should be proud.