Donald Trump Pandered to NASCAR Fans in Wake of NFL Anthem Protests

Type: Racial Code WordsSep 25 2017 Severity:

Donald Trump pandered to NASCAR fans by thanking them for "not put[ting] up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag" minutes after attacking NFL players for boycotting or kneeling during the playing of the national anthem. The racial dog whistle is hard to ignore considering the vast majority of NASCAR drivers are white while a solid majority of NFL players are people of color.