President Trump Changes Date Of Tulsa Rally Amid Juneteenth Controversy

Friday, June 12th 2020, 10:45 pm
By: News 9

The rally scheduled to take place Friday, June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma has been rescheduled, President Trump announced on Twitter Friday.

The decision comes after controversy surrounding Juneteenth a day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. The new day for the rally is scheduled for Saturday, June 20.

Governor Kevin Stitt issued a statement following the announcement saying:

"I am thankful President Trump recognizes the significance of June 19 and has chosen to move his campaign rally out of respect to Oklahomans and the important Juneteenth celebrations. Oklahoma is better when we work together, and I am excited to host the president on Saturday, June 20, as we celebrate restarting our economy and getting Oklahomans back to work."