CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As much of the news this past weekend focused on President Donald Trump’s temporary ban of citizens from 7 countries, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. had his own thoughts about the newly signed executive order.
Earnhardt’s tweet, which was in response to Twitter user @GelardBudidarma, read: “My fam immigrated from Germany in 1700s escaping religious persecution. America is created by immigrants.”
my fam immigrated from Germany in 1700s escaping religious persecution. America is created by immigrants.
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) January 29, 2017
The executive order bars all citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States.
The post has more than 900 likes and 450 retweets.
In response, hundreds of people replied, posting their thoughts both for and against his statement:
Thank you for taking a stand for compassion. Please know that some NASCAR fans really appreciate that!
— Jayelle in the Roaring 20s 🗽💚🐍🇺🇸🏳️🌈💖💜💙 (@GreenEyedLilo) January 30, 2017