Stitt praises President after he reschedules Juneteenth rally

The Associated Press - June 14, 2020 8:06 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt praised the President after he backed down in the face of widespread criticism and rescheduled his first campaign rally in months away from the Juneteenth observance of the end of slavery in the U.S.

Trump tweeted late Friday that he’s moving the rally to June 20th because “many of my African American friends and supporters” reached out to suggest the change.

Besides objecting to the date of June 19th, the African American community and political leaders also took issue with Trump’s decision to host the rally in Tulsa, the site 99 years ago of one of the deadliest white-on-black racist attacks in American history.

 

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