Kayleigh McEnany Compares Bubba Wallace to Jussie Smollett to Defend Trump Tweet
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday justified President Donald Trump’s tweet falsely accusing Black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace of a hate-crime “hoax,” invoking Jussie Smollett to claim the president was merely making a “broader point” about rushing to judgment without facts.
After devoting much of his Fourth of July weekend speeches to stoking culture-war grievances, the president fired off a tweet blasting NASCAR’s only full-time Black driver, despite Wallace not being in the news for weeks.
“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!” Trump blared, also slamming the racing league for banning the Confederate flag.
Last month, the FBI investigated a noose that was found hanging in Wallace’s garage and determined he was not the target of a hate crime, noting that it had been there since last year. Photos emerged later clearly showing the rope was a noose, meanwhile, and NASCAR stated it was unable to find any other garage pulls fashioned that way.
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