- Trump also seems to complain about ban of Confederate flag
- Frederick Douglass statue torn down on anniversary of great speech
- Summer Taylor, protester killed in Seattle, honored for â€˜standing up for black livesâ€™
- Swing states may be up for grabs as Covid-19 hits Republican strongholds
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Donald Trump has just launched an attack on Nascar driver Bubba Wallace, that is breathtaking even by the presidentâ€™s usual standards.
While seeming to complain about Nascarâ€™s decision to ban the Confederate flag, and criticising the sportsâ€™ TV ratings, Trump is asking if Wallace has apologised after a noose found in his garage sparked an investigation.
Has @BubbaWallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!
Atlantaâ€™s Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has pleaded for an end to violence in the city, after a weekend which saw the deadly shooting of a young girl. A $10,000 reward for information has been offered as authorities searched for at least two people who opened fire on the car she was riding in.
The victim, identified on Saturday night as Secoriea Turner, was just 8 years old. â€œYou shot and killed a baby,â€ the mayor said. â€œAnd there wasnâ€™t just one shooter, there were at least two shooters.â€
If you want people to take us seriously, and you donâ€™t want us to lose this movement, then we canâ€™t lose each other in this. There are peaceful demonstrators across this city and across this country, and I applaud them and I thank them for being peaceful and for honoring the lives of so many people who have been killed in America because of injustice. But this random wild, wild West, shoot â€˜em up because you can, it has got to stop. It has to stop.