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As McEnany Compares Bubba Wallace to Jussie Smollet, Lindsey Graham Defends Him

As McEnany Compares Bubba Wallace to Jussie Smollet, Lindsey Graham Defends Him

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Donald Trump has spent much of the last month appealing to the most racist instinct of his supporters. He continued that behavior this morning when he said that NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace should apologize to his fellow racers. The other drivers had supported Wallace after a garage pull that looked like a noose was found in his garage.

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Not surprisingly, Kayleigh McEnany took the President’s side in the argument. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, however, said that the driver has nothing to apologize about.

In an obviously racist and misguided comparison, the press secretary compared Wallace’s situation to that of Jussie Smollett. She told Fox News’ Sandra Smith, ““What the president is making is a broader point that this rush to judgment on the facts, before the facts are out, is not acceptable. We saw it with the Covington kids, we saw it with Jussie Smollett, and now we saw it in this case.”

Graham took a much more pragmatic view while speaking with Brian Kilmeade on Fox Radio. “They’re (NASCAR) trying to grow the sport,” the senator said. “If you’re in business, the Confederate flag is not a good way to grow your business.”

The South Carolina lawmaker continued, “I don’t think Bubba Wallace has anything to apologize for. You saw the best in NASCAR. When there was a chance that it was a threat against Bubba Wallace, [the drivers] all rallied to Bubba’s side. I would be looking to celebrate that kind of attitude more than being worried about it being a hoax.”

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