Trump Claims He Made Juneteenth “Very Famous”: It’s “An Important Event, But Nobody Had Ever Heard Of It”

USA Today reports:

President Donald Trump took credit for widespread recognition of Juneteenth, which commemorates the Emancipation Proclamation, after drawing backlash for his Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally originally scheduled for the same date.

In a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Trump claimed that “nobody had ever heard of” the June 19 holiday before the controversy surrounding his rally, which he later moved to June 20.

“I did something good: I made Juneteenth very famous,” Trump said. “It’s actually an important event, an important time. But nobody had ever heard of it.”

The original WSJ article is behind their paywall. Juneteenth was officially made a Texas state holiday in 1980.