President Trump on Monday chastised NASCAR for banning the Confederate flag from its races and targeted Bubba Wallace, one of the sport’s top Black stars, roughly two weeks after a noose was found in the driver’s garage stall.
Wallace, who pressed NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag from his venues and has been widely praised within and outside NASCAR, came under attack from Trump, who falsely wrote that the noose found in Wallace’s stall was a “hoax.”
An investigation concluded that noose had been in the stall for months and that it did not target Wallace, but photos of it made clear it was not a hoax.
“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!”