Trump will rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth…Of course!


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The remains of Greenwood, the African American section of Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 1921, after a white mob slaughtered residents

President Donald Trump was hit with strong backlash Thursday over his decision to hold a campaign rally next week on Juneteenth, a holiday marking the end of slavery, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the site of one of the deadliest race riots in American history, in 1921.

Rep. Karen Bass…chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said…”This was a massacre of innocent Black inhabitants by White supremacists in a span of 24 hours”…”This was the worst act of racial violence to date,” she added, “and yet this is the place that the president, who has pursued nothing but a hostile and oppressive agenda for black people since his inauguration, has chosen to celebrate.”

It gets harder, day-by-day, to find anything other than curse words to characterize this Fake President. Elected by fools and collective ignorance – with a dollop of men afraid of women added for good measure, Trump and the GOP used an outdated electoral system to win control of our government after losing the popular vote.

Yes, there’s no shortage of collusion between the two old parties maintaining an election system older than dirt. Still, at least the Democrats had the courage – finally – to walk away from voters stuck into the official racism mandated by Confederate traitors to the American Constitution. Today’s Republican Party wallows in that stink.

7 thoughts on “Trump will rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth…Of course!

  1. p/s says:

    Photograph from the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum collection, caption reads “captured Negros on way to convention hall – during Tulsa race riot June 1st 1921″ (click to enlarge)

  2. Not Responcible says:

    Trump requires supporters to sign liability waiver and assume all risks related to an exposure to COVID-19 in order to attend his ‘Make America Great Again!’ rally in Tulsa next Friday, June 19. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/06/trump-supporters-coronavirus-liability-waiver-tulsa-rally.html

    “By clicking register below, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the Rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; BOK Center; ASM Global; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.” https://events.donaldjtrump.com/events/tulsa-oklahoma-rally-june-19

  3. Tears of rage, tears of grief says:

    President Donald Trump says he didn’t schedule his first rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic on Juneteenth “on purpose.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/12/politics/trump-juneteenth-tulsa-rally-coronavirus/index.html
    “The fact that I’m having a rally on that day — you can really think about that very positively as a celebration. Because a rally to me is a celebration,” Trump said. “It’s an interesting date. It wasn’t done for that reason, but it’s an interesting date.”
    …During an interview by Fox News host Harris Faulkner on Thursday, The President also claimed he’s done more for African Americans than any other president but pulled back from the suggestion when Faulkner brought up that Lincoln was responsible for signing the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared slaves in Confederate states free.
    “I think I’ve done more for the black community than any other president, and let’s take a pass on Abraham Lincoln,” Trump said, “cause — he did good, although it’s always questionable, you know, in other words, the end result –”
    “But we are free, Mr. President,” Faulkner interjected.
    “But we are free. You understand what I mean,” Trump said, “So I’m going to take a pass on Abe.”
    Re: Harris Faulkner see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_Faulkner

    • Abe says:

      President Donald Trump announced late Friday night that he is rescheduling a rally that was to be held on June 19 — Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States — “out of respect for this holiday.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/12/politics/donald-trump-tulsa-rally-juneteenth/index.html
      “We had previously scheduled our #MAGA Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for June 19th — a big deal,” Trump tweeted. “Unfortunately, however, this would fall on the Juneteenth Holiday. Many of my African American friends and supporters have reached out to suggest that we consider changing the date out of respect for this Holiday, and in observance of this important occasion and all that it represents. I have therefore decided to move our rally to Saturday, June 20th, in order to honor their requests.”

      “One week from today, Americans will mark the 155th anniversary of the day US Army General Gordon Grainger read to the people of Texas his General Order Number 3 to inform them that “in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free”.
      Grainger’s implementation of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in Texas on June 19, 1865 did not end all slavery in the United States. That day would come roughly six months later when the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution came into force. But since 1865, June 19 — the day the last persons enslaved by the defeated Confederacy gained their freedom — has been a celebrated one in African American communities across the United States.” https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/trump-campaign-insiders-rally-juneteenth-coronavirus-biden-a9563626.html

  4. Bait & Switch says:

    Donald Trump’s upcoming rally in Tulsa is being held in a venue that holds roughly 19,000 people. Yet the Trump campaign keeps announcing that the number of tickets for the event are increasingly hilarious numbers. First it was 200,000. Then it was 300,000. Now it’s supposedly 800,000.
    Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale gave away that the whole thing is a scam when he tweeted at 9:37 AM this morning “Just passed 800,000 tickets. Biggest data haul and rally signup of all time by 10x.” The two key words in there are “data haul.” The Trump campaign is having people sign up for tickets that it knows it can’t grant, just so it can put them on mailing lists and target them for future donations.
    “COVID-19: Newly reported cases in Tulsa County surge to highest level yet” https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/state-and-regional/covid-19-newly-reported-cases-in-tulsa-county-surge-to-highest-level-yet/article_5f3ab0d3-7144-5e4b-8fb9-d01e29b63e62.html
    In any case the tickets are not for reserved seats, and the BOK Center’s doors will open four hours before the event is to start at 8 p.m. Those in line will get seats until the arena is full.

  5. Mike says:

    “Disaster Relief. Interior, American Red Cross hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Nov. 1, 1921. Patients recovering from effects of race riot of June 1, 1921.” 5×7 inch glass negative, American National Red Cross photograph collection, Library of Congress. https://www.shorpy.com/node/25695?size=_original#caption Additional photographs of the massacre: https://www.tulsahistory.org/exhibit/1921-massacre-kiosk/ (scroll down)
    “The American Red Cross, which remained in Tulsa for months following the riot, provided the most sustained relief effort. Maurice Willows, the compassionate director of the Red Cross relief, kept a history of the event.” See “Maurice Willows: Unsung Hero of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot”
    https://www.lowellmilkencenter.org/newsroom/videos/view/maurice-willows-unsung-hero-of-the-1921-tulsa-race-riot

  6. 4therecord says:

    A Long-Lost Manuscript Contains a Searing Eyewitness Account of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 : An Oklahoma lawyer details the attack by hundreds of whites on the thriving black neighborhood where hundreds died 95 years ago (Smithsonian 5/27/20) https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/long-lost-manuscript-contains-searing-eyewitness-account-tulsa-race-massacre-1921-180959251/
    Buck Colbert Franklin’s harrowing manuscript now resides among the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The previously unknown document was found last year, purchased from a private seller by a group of Tulsans and donated to the museum with the support of the Franklin family.
    The National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on September 24 of this year on the National Mall. Interactive tour at https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-breaking-ground-180957740/
    My Life and an Era: The Autobiography of Buck Colbert Franklin by John Hope Franklin, John Whittington Franklin, Buck Colbert Franklin https://www.jstor.org/stable/744205?seq=1
    Re: John Hope Franklin and B.C Franklin see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hope_Franklin

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