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Jemele Hill spoke out in defense of NASCAR driver, Bubba Wallace, after President Trump’s very public attack on social media — she says the president is “stoking culture wars.”
And she’s right.
“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 tweeted earlier this week.
Wallace responded to the president indirectly.
The tweet came following NASCAR’s announcement that a noose had been found last month in his garage at Talladega Superspeedway. They swiftly conducted an investigation into the incident, and while the FBI tried to dismiss the noose as a “garage pull,” released images of the object confirmed that it was indeed a noose.
Speaking to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Hill ripped into Trump over his attempts to divide the nation.
“When in doubt he tries to stoke and provoke the most racial tension possible,” Hill said.
“He has now sicced his base on Bubba Wallace, who did nothing wrong,” Hill said. “Bubba Wallace, who did not even report that there was a noose found in his garage and was told by a NASCAR official. They investigated it, they found he was not the target of a hate crime, and what exactly is he apologizing for?”
Hill also called out the new White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany.
“The president is a liar. We’ve known this for some time now, and it is no surprise that the press secretary is often covering, if not expanding, the lies that he tells while telling her own lies,” Hill continued.
“What you have here is a very obvious and direct attack by a president who is insecure about his ability to be reelected,” she adds, “so that is why it is much more fashionable, rather than dealing with the fact that you have over 100,000 people dead in this country from the Covid-19, the fact that there’s no comprehensive national plan to deal with this pandemic, he would rather shift attention to what has worked for him so well in the last three or four years, which is provoking division, stoking culture wars, stoking a race war essentially in order to deflect from the fact that he is incompetent and has failed as a leader.”