Bubba Wallace has responded modestly to a tweet in which Donald Trump called on him to apologize. The NASCAR driver reports on social media on Monday that love always beats hate.
Trump responded to an incident earlier today when a noose was found in Wallace's garage box. Wallace is the only African-American in NASCAR and has long spoken out against racism, seriously targeting targeted action.
Wallace was then showered with statements of support and pushed to the front of the field by fellow drivers at the next race. However, the FBI concluded after an investigation that it was a misunderstanding, because the piece of rope would have been in the box for months.
"Did Bubba actually apologize to all those great NASCAR drivers and officials who came to his rescue and were willing to sacrifice everything for him when it became known as a hoax?" Asked the President of the United States off via Twitter. "It has led to the lowest viewing figures ever."
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!Avatar
"Don't react with hate, even if it comes from the president"
Wallace, who incidentally did not find the alleged noose himself, but saw it in photos, also responded via Twitter a few hours later. He addresses his statement to "the next generation."
"Your words will always be measured to a higher standard than others," he writes, among other things. "You have to be prepared for that. You don't learn that at school, but through many trials and ups and downs."
"After all, always answer the hate that comes your way with love. Everyday. Even if that hatred comes from the President of the United States."
To the next generation and little ones following my foot steps .. #LoveWinsAvatar