Donald Trump, who had originally set June 19 as the date for his mid-pandemic rally return, has now attempted to take credit for making Juneteenth "very famous."
In an interview with theWall Street Journal this week, Trump was discussing the news coverage surrounding that rally (now set for June 20) when he commented:
"I did something good: I made Juneteenth very famous," Trump said. "It's actually an important event, an important time. But nobody had ever heard of it."
Trump's latest comments were swiftly met with some quick lessons on the history of Juneteenth, which marks the day in 1865 when—more than two years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation—enslaved people in Texas were informed of their freedom by Union Major General Gordon Granger.