Trump Reschedules Tulsa Rally Over Juneteenth Furor

The Washington Post reports:

President Trump announced Friday that he is rescheduling his first campaign rally in months following criticism that it was set for set for Juneteenth, the observance of the end of slavery in the United States, in a city that experienced one of the country’s worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history.

In a late-night tweet, Trump said he is pushing the “Make America Great Again” rally in Tulsa back a day, to June 20, in response to “many of my African American friends and supporters.” In a television interview recorded Thursday, Trump said the date had not been chosen deliberately but dismissed concerns about the timing.

During the same interview, Trump also asserted that, “I think I’ve done more for the black community than any other president. And let’s take a pass on Abraham Lincoln, ’cause he did good, though it’s always questionable, you know.”