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Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Bubba Wallace over flag, rope

Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Bubba Wallace over flag, rope
Posted at 10:53 AM, Jul 06, 2020

President Donald Trump is criticizing NASCAR for banning the Confederate flag at its races and is going after its only Black driver.

After a weekend spent stoking division, Trump wrongly accused Bubba Wallace of perpetrating “a hoax” after one of his crew members discovered a rope shaped like a noose in a garage stall. Federal authorities ruled last month that the rope had been hanging there since at least last October and was not a hate crime.

Trump asked Monday whether Wallace has “apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid."

Wallace maintains the rope was fashioned into a noose. NASCAR released a photo of the rope last month and said at the time it showed a noose was found, however the rope had been there since October 2019 and could not have been targeting Wallace.

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Noose found in the garage of Bubba Wallace.