Trump reschedules campaign rally after Juneteenth uproar

June 13, 2020
15 Views

Advertisement  Ecobank Advert

President Donald Trump said Friday that he is rescheduling his first campaign rally in months to a day later so it won’t conflict with the Juneteenth observance of the end of slavery in the United States.

Trump had scheduled the rally — his first since early March — for June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Black leaders said it was offensive for Trump to pick that day and that place, a city that in 1921 was the site of a fiery and orchestrated white-on-black attack.

Trump tweeted late Friday, “Many of my African American friends and supporters have reached out to suggest that we consider changing the date out of respect for this Holiday.”

He said he is moving the rally to June 20 “to honor their requests.”

Advertisement  Roducate_Free Licenses_300x250

Trump’s signature rallies often draw tens of thousands of people but have been on hiatus since March 2 because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has now killed more than 110,000 people in the U.S.

You may be interested

Munir Nwoko twinning with mom, Regina Daniels
News
1 views
News
1 views

Munir Nwoko twinning with mom, Regina Daniels

Webby - September 17, 2020

Regina Daniels and her son, Munir, rock matching leather jackets Munir Nwoko, son of celebrity mom and Nollywood actress, Regina…

Photo News: INEC begins distribution of sensitive materials in Edo
News
2 views
News
2 views

Photo News: INEC begins distribution of sensitive materials in Edo

Webby - September 17, 2020

<!-- --> A vehicle loaded with INEC sensitive materials exiting the CBN office in Benin. Photo by Ayodele Efunla By…

Pastor Adeboye’s Son, Leke Gifts Corn Seller Money After Watching Her Pray Over Her Charcoal Pot (Video)
News
1 views
News
1 views

Pastor Adeboye’s Son, Leke Gifts Corn Seller Money After Watching Her Pray Over Her Charcoal Pot (Video)

Webby - September 17, 2020

Pastor Adeboye's son, Leke Adeboye who shared videos on Instagram, stated that we all need God in all we do.…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.