It wasn't 30 seconds after the Indianapolis Motor Speedway made the announcement yesterday when the first angry posts hit the twittersphere.
Five hours later, he was 'fired.'
I have just one question...
What they hell were they thinking?
"Trump is the very definition of the American success story. He has set new standards of excellence while expanding his interests nationally and internationally, with personal involvement in every one of his ventures."
Forget for a moment that Trump is a self-important, blowhard who's been bankrupt more times than he's been divorced. He has nothing, let me repeat NOTHING, to do with racing.
It's an insult to the great drivers who risked their lives circling the track over the past 100 years that they would even consider putting this man behind the wheel. Reading his quote in the press release almost made me ill.
“The Indianapolis 500 has been the gold standard of motorsports for a century, and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the Camaro and bring the famous field of 33 drivers to the green flag." Classy.
Selecting The Donald and the dead animal that rides atop his head to drive the pace car for the 100th anniversary of The Indy 500 shows why the race has lost its relevance over the years. It's clear the people running the event have no respect for its history and are out of touch with those who love the sport.
That gasbag had no business on Gasoline Alley.
Thanks to Twitter and #BumpTrump, he won't be.