Bubba Wallace issued this statement via Twitter on Monday afternoon, hours after President Donald Trump continued his practice of attacking Black athletes falsely accused him of perpetrating a hoax at Talladega.
“Your words and actions will always be held to a higher standard than others,” Wallace wrote. You have to be prepared for that. You don’t learn these things in school. You learn them from trials and tribulations, the ups and downs this crazy world provides. You will always have people testing you. Seeing if they can knock you off your pedestal. I encourage you to keep your head held high and walk proudly on the path you have chosen. Never let anybody tell you you can’t do something! God put us all here for a reason. Find that reason and be proud of it and work your tails off every day towards it! All the haters are doing is elevating your voice and platform to greater heights!”
“Last thing, always deal with the hate being thrown at you with love! Love over hate every day. Love should come naturally as people are taught to hate.”
“Even when it’s hate from the POTUS.”