Attorney leads Facebook page to remove Trump as Indy 500 pace car driver

May 5, 2011
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The more than 17,000 people who “like” the “We don’t want Donald Trump to drive the Indy 500 pace car” page on Facebook must be very excited to learn that Trump has decided not to drive the pace car this year.

The page was started by Indianapolis attorney Michael Wallack. According to the page, it was started because Wallack believes Trump’s “birther” movement and self-promotion isn’t good for politics or America and he shouldn’t be “rewarded with the honor of driving the pace car” this year. Wallack claims to have no problem if Trump dislikes President Barack Obama or his polices, but that Trump has stepped over the line into “the realm of conspiracy-mongering.”

Wallack’s wasn’t the only page created on the social networking site devoted to whether Trump should remain as the pace car driver. The number of people who “liked” pages in favor of Trump driving the pace car paled in comparison to the number of those who wanted Trump to step down.

There has been debate recently whether Trump would remain the driver. When he was first announced in April, some people questioned the selection and were disappointed that someone who had a connection to the Indianapolis 500 or racing wasn’t selected. Thursday, Trump said driving the pace car would conflict with his possible presidential campaign and he’d have to step aside.

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