Auto-racing star Danica Patrick stated that she is completely unbothered by backlash from left-wing activists due to her attendance at the Turning Point USA-sponsored “America Fest” conference earlier this month.
Earlier this month, the former NASCAR and IndyCar driver attended the event that was headlined by several prominent conservatives, including Kari Lake, Vivek Ramaswamy, Charlie Kirk and several others. She confirmed her attendance by posting several Instagram story after arriving at the event with her sister.
The auto-racing star posted photos of pro-Trump merchandise, products mocking woke culture and posted a video of Tucker Carlson’s remarks.
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After outraged leftists took to social media to complain about Patrick’s attendance — with one user referring to the event as a “Nazi rally” — Patrick signaled that she could not care less.
“I am not a liberal. I am somewhere between Republican and independent. I think our country should be run by someone that knows business and has integrity. I believe we should be able to speak freely. I don’t think our food and skies should be poisoned. I think it’s bulls*** that Democrats can be proud but a Republican can’t in society,” Patrick said.
“As a result, there is so much propaganda that penetrates mainstream media. I love this country and I have lived other places. I believe when people of different opinions speak face to face we realize we are more similar than different. I don’t believe everything anyone says,” she continued.
Patrick went on to explain that she has been conflicted over whether to speak publicly about political matters and noted that the response to her innocuous post was part of the problem with current discourse. “All I said was I love this country,” she said.
Despite left-wing outrage, Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk announced that the 13,000-strong crowd set attendance records for the organization, noting that this was accomplished without a single Fox personality.