Trump Defends, Then Cancels Juneteenth Rally in Oklahoma

After questioning the mental acuity of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, by saying, “Joe’s not all there. Everybody knows it. And it’s sad when you look at it, and you see it, you see it for yourself,” President Donald Trump expressed nonchalance over moving on if he is defeated in the race for the White House.

“Certainly, if I don’t win, I don’t win,” Trump said.

“I mean, you know, I go on and do other things I think would be a very sad thing for our country.”

In a lengthy interview with the Fox Newschannel, Trump threatened to intervene in the affairs of Seattle, where police have largely withdrawn from part of a neighborhood where people show up to listen to speakers calling for police reform and racial justice.

Trump also said he has done more for African Americans than any president, with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln.

The president also defended his decision to hold a campaign rally next week in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Juneteenth, the day that marks the end of slavery in America.

Trump campaign officials discussed in advance the possible reaction to the Juneteenth date, but despite fierce blowback there are no plans to change it.

He also defended himself over his recent tweet “When the looting starts, the shooting starts,” and expressed ambivalence about police choke holds, although he said, “generally speaking, it should be ended.”

Finally, Trump said if the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff thought it was a mistake to accompany him to photo opportunity near the White House after protesters had been dispersed, he said he was “fine” with the sentiment.

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