Lindsey Graham pushes back on Trump’s Bubba Wallace tweet

President Trump demanded NASCAR’s only full-time Black driver apologize, claiming Wallace’s noose incident was a hoax. ABC’s Andrew Dymburt reports.
2:53 | 07/07/20

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Transcript for Lindsey Graham pushes back on Trump’s Bubba Wallace tweet
Now to Washington and the culture wars are ramping up when a president comes closest allies is pushing back against his new comments about NASCAR and confederate flag. The president is claiming that since NASCAR thing in the fly gets ratings have dropped. Even though they've gone up and he's accusing the sport's only full time black driver. Perpetrating a hoax ABC's into Denver has more. This morning when a president trumps closest allies is defending NASCAR driver bubble Wallace a recent target of the president. Monitoring double Wallace senator you're going to apologize for those words from senator Lindsey Graham come after the president to weeded. Has bubble Wallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers and officials. Who came to his aide stood by his side and were willing to sacrifice everything for him only to find out that the whole thing was just another hoax. You saw the best and NASCAR. When there was a chance that it was a critic who spoke or. They all rallied to Bob those side. Would be looking to celebrate black cat attitude. More than being worried about it being a Hoch. Authorities say it was no hoax a noose operating as a garage poll. Was found in Wallace's garage the FBI determined it had been placed there last year long before Wallace was assigned to that garage. President he's he's seen citizen lost contact well look at that Fiat they noted concluded that this is not a hate crime and he believes it go along way if by the came out and acknowledge that as well. President ended his tweet on Wallace by claiming NASCAR's decision to ban the confederate flag has caused lowest ratings ever. Since he it was a mistake for NASCAR to. The president said he wasn't making a judgment one way or the other incident and ratings are down because they can provide the twins. President was noting the fact that an aggregate this notion that NASCAR men and women. Who have gone and who are being demeaned in called racist and being. A Houston and some venues of committing a hate crime and it gets individual of those allegations were just dead wrong. NASCAR ratings are actually up since they ban the confederate flag last month in response Wallace called on people to put love over hate tweeting. Even when it's hate from the Potisk love winds. This morning former Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John K sick. Says the latest tweet shows the president is in a meltdown peaceful ailing Aaron he. He's in a meltdown and he looks at is polls and he doesn't know who to blame he blames his advisors even he's given blaming Fox News now and he's flailing. And when it comes to the confederate flag there's a development from the Pentagon. Word is that the Department of Defense is considering drafting a policy that would ban the confederate flag from military bases Kenneth Mona. Andrew think Yale.

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