“The That & Flag decision caused the lowest scores of all time!” Trump tweeted, referring to NASCARIn response, Wallace spoke to his young fans saying, “You will always have people who test you. To see if they can knock you off your pedestal. I encourage you to keep your head up and walk proudly on the path you have chosen. Never let someone tell you that you can’t do something! ” to ban the Confederate flag during races.
He then offered more advice, writing: “… always treat the hatred that is launched at you with LOVE! Love over hate every day.
One of Wallace’s crew discovered that the garage cabin door rope was tied to a noose before a race last month. Following its discovery, against the background ofagainst police brutality and racial injustice, the FBI and NASCAR in the incident.
Wallace initially called the protest “a despicable act of racism and hatred”, while NASCAR said he was “angry and indignant” and came to his defense, saying in a statement that the organization praised ” his courage and his leadership ”for having denounced.
“NASCAR continues to stand up with Bubba, our competitors and everyone who makes our sport welcoming and inclusive for all racing fans,” said the racing company.
The FBIthe noose had been in the garage since October 2019 and therefore could not have been targeted on Wallace. As a result, they determined that no crime had been committed. The office and NASCAR described the rope as a noose.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was repeatedly pressed at the White House press briefing on Monday to explain why Mr. Trump thinks Wallace should apologize, especially since it is one of his crew, not the driver himself, who found the vice in the garage. Nor was Wallace the person who reported it.
“The FBI, as I noted, concluded that it was not a hate crime, and they think it would go a long way if Bubba went out and recognized him too,” said McEnany.
But immediately after the FBI released its findings, Wallace issued a statement saying he was “relieved” that the probe “revealed that it was not what we feared” and thanked NASCAR and the FBI for to have taken the episode seriously.
NASCAR President Steve Phelps also rejected the idea that the discovery was part of a “hoax”, saying that Wallace and his team “had nothing to do with it”.
However, McEnany refused to elaborate on Trump’s position and instead said that the president highlighted the “haste to judgment” in the press that a hate crime had been committed. She also said that the president “did not pass judgment in one way or another” on NASCAR’s ban on the display of the Confederate flag.
“The purpose of the tweet was to record the incident, the alleged hate crime which was not in fact a hate crime,” she said. “At the very end, the ban on the flag was mentioned in the wider context of the fact that it rejects the notion that some NASCAR men and women who go to these sporting events are racist. “