In 2017 he was “so proud” of NASCAR for not disrespecting “our country or flag”, and 4 months ago Trump said “start your engines” at Daytona. What’ll he say now?
Because it’s not like Trump doesn’t like Nascar.
He LOVES it!
He’s loved it for years:
“@Devin_Smrekar: @realDonaldTrump how much did you enjoy hosting NASCAR?” They are great people.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2014
And they’re not just great people, either.
Here’s Trump in 2017:
So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won’t put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag – they said it loud and clear!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2017
And Trump, less than 4 months ago:
Which seems like an eternity in the context of the pandemic, the civil unrest, the looting, and the riots.
But nonetheless, back in February:
Which brings us to the “race wars” of mid-2020, and just yesterday, NASCAR made this statement:
“The presence of the confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry. Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.”
Also yesterday, Trump had this to say on the topic of re-naming military installations:
It has been suggested that we should rename as many as 10 of our Legendary Military Bases, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas, Fort Benning in Georgia, etc. These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2020
…Our history as the Greatest Nation in the World will not be tampered with. Respect our Military!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2020
Here’s the question: If Trump came out and commented on these issues, wouldn’t his comments help the US move on from this race-war frenzy?
That said, what will Trump have to say about NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate Flag?
Follow-up question: Is the Gadsden Flag at risk too?
Follow-up question to the follow-up question: How come nobody is banning music that features the “n” word, which I don’t even have to say, much less spell out, because everybody reading this question already knows what I’m talking about, and surely people find that word “offensive”?
It would be nice to know how far the virtue signaling does, or does not go.
So we can move on from this racial divide-n-conquer stuff already.