We are sullying the one event that is perhaps Indiana’s greatest claim to universal fame outside basketball—the Indianapolis 500—by inviting the crazy infamous blowhard Donald Trump here to drive the pace car.
Can I even describe the many ways this makes me want to take a shower. This man is not someone who endeavors to make the world a better place; rather, he is adept only at self-promotion, and lately, at outrageous accusations devoid of Truth.
Trump’s ignorance is on full display in a letter he sent to New York Times Op-Ed columnist Gail Collins. Click here to see Trump’s letter and here to see Collins’s column from today’s paper, in which she unpacks Trump’s outrageous claims and outright lies against President Obama, regarding the president’s citizenship and birth, with verifiable, sourced facts.
Nothing Trump does falls within the realm of civil, respectable behavior that is the hallmark of Hoosier hospitality. Much has been done in recent years to “clean up” the “show us your tits” culture of the Indy 500. Now, unfortunately, with cynicism and ignorance on full display, we’re showing a lot worse. Trump’s appearance here on Race Day brings shame on the Indy 500 and on the City of Indianapolis.