Bubba Wallace was unfazed by social media attacks from Donald Trump.  Pool Photo-USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Bubba Wallace responds to Donald Trump's criticism: 'Love over hate every day'

Early Monday morning, Donald Trump criticized Bubba Wallace and called the noose incident at Talladega SuperSpeedway last month a "hoax" while also calling for him to apologize to his fellow NASCAR drivers who showed support for him when the noose was found.

Wallace was quick to respond on Monday afternoon, releasing a statement on Twitter and calling for love over hate in all situations no matter what.

Wallace, quite clearly, wasn't hurt by the president's words and instead took the opportunity to use his platform to spread love and elevate the social justice causes he believes in 

A noose was found in Wallace's garage stall last month at Talladega and the FBI launched a full investigation into the incident. The FBI concluded that no federal crime was committed and the reported noose in the garage stall was in there as early as October of 2019. Investigators concluded that it was not a threat to Wallace, and the case is no longer being pursued as a hate crime.

In his tweet, Trump also slammed NASCAR's decision to ban the confederate flag from all of its events, citing lower television ratings for the sport, which isn't the least bit factual. NASCAR's television ratings were actually higher after they banned the confederate flag.

However, fans outside of Talladega last month waved and displayed the confederate flag after it was banned from events. A plane even flew above the track pulling a banner of a Confederate flag that said "Defund NASCAR."

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90



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