Juneteenth has been celebrated every 19 June for over 150 years but Trump insists ‘nobody had ever heard of it’.
So when he scheduled his first campaign rally since the coronavirus outbreak for Juneteenth, the criticism was inevitably sharp.
It was not just the date but the location that sparked anger. Tulsa, Oklahoma was the site of one of America’s worst incidents of racist violence.
A wealthy black business district known as Black Wall Street was attacked by white mobs who killed as many as 300 people in 1921.
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In This Story: Donald Trump
Donald John Trump was the 45th President of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.