Trump labeled #RacistinChief and ‘bully’ by Angry Internet after Bubba Wallace says love wins over POTUS’s hate
Today, July 6, Donald Trump took to Twitter to publicly call out NASCAR’s only Black driver Bubba Wallace over the noose incident, asking him to apologize to all those who stood by him through it, as it was later proven that it wasn’t an organized hate crime against Wallace.
He wrote, “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!”
While Trump’s tweet garnered unimaginable reactions, with many calling him “racist” for attacking a Black driver, Wallace himself responded to the president with a long note through his Twitter handle, which has left the internet users further irked over Trump’s statement.
Wallace tweeted, “To the next generation and little ones following my foot steps.. #LoveWins”, along with a long note which reads, “Your words and actions will always be held higher standard than others. You have to be prepared for that. You don’t learn these things in school. You learn them from trials and tribulations, the ups and downs this crazy world provides. You will always have people testing you. Seeing if they can knock you off your pedestal. I encourage you to keep your head high and walk proudly on the path you have chosen.”
“Never let anybody tell you can’t do something! God put us all here for a reason and be proud of it and work your tails off every day towards it! All the haters are doing is elevating your voice and platform to much greater heights. Last thing, always deal with the hate being thrown at you with LOVE! Love over hate every day. Love should come naturally as people are TAUGHT to hate. Even when it’s HATE from the POTUS..Love wins. BW.” he adds further.
On seeing Wallace's response, many of his supporters and other Twitter users started trending #RacistinChief, calling out Trump for targeting Wallace, implying that he was shaming White people for supporting a Black man. While one user wrote, “ Let's call it what it is... @realDonaldTrump got pissed that a bunch of white NASCAR folks stood up for a black man, so he is trying to shame Bubba Wallace over the noose, calling it a hoax, while shaming white people for supporting a black man. #RacistInChief”
Another came to Wallace’s support tweeting, “@BubbaWallace doesn't need to apologize for shit,the pullstrap to the garage could EASILY have been mistakened for a noose.But all us #NASCAR fans,drivers,personnel,etc. are starting to turn against you. Epitome of irony,get bent #RacistInChief.”
Meanwhile, a few expressed disappointment in Trump for digging up the noose incident instead of focusing on the development of the country, especially in trying times like these. While one agitated user wrote, “You are a lying sack of poo. You destroy the depth of America. You destroy progress. You are a bully. #RacistInChief #liar #bully”
“So, anything else going on in the country? Or are Confederate Flags, Confederate monuments, and NASCAR your most pressing concerns? #RacistInChief #TrumpIsARacist #TrumpIsKillingUs,” added another.