President Trump is pushing back the date of his rally in Oklahoma. Taking to Twitter, Trump says that he will now address supporters in Tulsa on June 20th, one day later than the original date. Given the date and what’s going on in the country. Trump took serious heat.
For those who don’t know, June 19th – known as Juneteenth – is the holiday that recognizes the end of slavery in the U.S. He explained many of his "African American friends and supporters" reached out and suggested holding the event on a different day.
And to ask Tim Scott – the only African-American Republican in the Senate and one of only three Black senators in total – it’s a lack of knowledge that had Trump schedule his first campaign rally in months on that date in the first place. The Senator explains that once Trump was made aware of the date’s significance, he opted to make the shift.
Source: USA Today