Donald Trump Reschedules Tulsa Rally After Sparking Outrage For Juneteenth Holiday
Donald Trump has announced that his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma will no longer be held on June 19, but instead on June 20.
The President explained why he moved it in a series of tweets.
“We had previously scheduled our #MAGA Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for June 19th – a big deal. Unfortunately, however, this would fall on the Juneteenth Holiday. 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, and in observance of this important occasion and all that it represents. I have therefore decided to move our rally to Saturday, June 20th, in order to honor their requests.”
Many spoke out about the planned June 19 date, pointing out his failure to recognize the significance of the date and just where he was planning to hold the rally – Tulsa, which was the site of one of America’s worst racial violence incidents.
Trump continued, “We have already had ticket requests in excess of 200,000 people. I look forward to seeing everyone in Oklahoma!”
One twitter user fact checked his claim, pointing out the venue only has the capacity for 19,000 people.
This company just declared Juneteenth as a company holiday.
See his tweets below:
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