Donald Trump’s recent Muslim ban was so disgusting, hateful and disastrous that everyone – from protesters to politicians to world leaders to celebrities – are speaking out against it and putting bigotry in its place.
The latest to add their voice to the increasing opposition to the tyrant in the White House is one of NASCAR’s most legendary drivers – Dale Earnhardt Jr. After getting word of the horrific, unconstitutional executive order that Trump had implemented to prevent travelers from coming into the United States from several Muslim-majority countries, Earnhardt couldn’t stay silent. Over the weekend, the famed driver expressed his thoughts over Twitter, responding to a Muslim Twitter user named Gelar Budidarma.
Budidarma, like many Americans, had spent much of the weekend condemning Trump’s executive order. Earnhardt responded to him, revealing that his family had actually been fleeing religious persecution when they came to America, and noted that immigrants are what makes America the great country that it is (before Trump started dividing and ruining it). He said:
My [family] immigrated from Germany in 1700s escaping religious persecution. America is created by immigrants.
The influence of immigrants in this country is something that anyone who paid attention in history class should have known, but we all know how short Trump’s attention span is. This is part of the reason why Trump’s immigration ban seems extremely cruel and unconstitutional – because it just doesn’t make any sense.
Once Earnhardt expressed his support of immigrants and those protesting, his fans couldn’t help but respond in appreciation. Here are some of their replies to his courage:
Earnhardt is one of the most respected, listened to voices in NASCAR, and he has currently been voted as NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver 13 times, which is more than any other driver. To have such a renowned voice stand up to Trump’s bigotry and hate in a sport that has been considered predominately white is amazing and should serve as an example to other drivers and similar sports. The more people condemning Trump, the better – he constantly needs reminding that he is not a king and that the president is supposed to work FOR the people, not against them.