Waters: Trump ‘Jabbing’ at Blacks with Juneteenth Rally

Waters: Trump ‘Jabbing’ at Blacks with Juneteenth Rally

June 15, 2020

Friday on MSNBC, Rep. Maxine Waters accused President Trump of jabbing at black people by planning his upcoming rally in Tulsa, OK, on June 19 or “Juneteenth,” a holiday marking the end of slavery.

“Well, you know, he’s such a dishonorable man,” Waters told host Joy Reid. “When he has an opportunity to basically undermine or harm or pay somebody back, he does it, and he’s not ashamed of that. And this has been his MO ever since he’s been elected.

“So you know Juneteenth, June 19, it is a day that we celebrate because that’s the time that we actually got the message, the information that the slaves had been freed. And, so, it’s a jab at us. It is like the president who has talked about our districts, called them rat holes, talked about the shit holes in terms of, you know, black countries, et cetera. This is another way to poke fun at us and to dishonor what we care about.”

Apparently not, since President Trump subsequently announced he is rescheduling the rally in honor of Juneteenth. Not that Waters will retract her complaint.

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