Dale Earnhardt Jr. has expressed his support of the American immigration system following President Donald Trump’s implementation of a temporary executive order banning nationals from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the U.S.
@GelarBudidarma my fam immigrated from Germany in 1700s escaping religious persecution. America is created by immigrants.
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) January 29, 2017
Not surprisingly, fans’ reactions to Earnhardt’s feeling towards the executive order have been mixed. Many staunch supporters of Donald Trump, of which there are plenty in NASCAR country, aren’t on his side, but he’s also received lots of support from fans. A quick glance at the replies to Earnhardt’s initial tweet on the matter will show NASCAR viewers on both sides of the matter hashing it out.
As Autoblog notes, Earnhardt Jr. was a previous supporter of George W. Bush and is open to conservative viewpoints but has also shown a progressive side at times, having previously supported NASCAR’s ban of Confederate flags and deeming them offensive.