On Wednesday, President Donald Trump honored Juneteenth, the commemoration of the day in 1865 when all slaves were officially freed.
“For millions of African Americans, Juneteenth has served as an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental truth that all people are created equal and that liberty is a right endowed by our Creator,” Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.
“Across our country, the contributions of African Americans continue to enrich every facet of American life,” Trump continued. “This Juneteenth, as we vow always to uphold the God-given rights of all Americans, we pay tribute to the indomitable spirit of African Americans.”
Donald Trump’s long history of racialized statements and policies did not go unnoticed, especially after he doubled down on insisting that the Central Park Five were guilty. Online commentators also noted the President’s policy of putting migrant kids in camps.
It’s Juneteenth, when the last slaves finally heard they were free, 2 yrs late. But slavery never ended, bc of the 13th Amendmt. Trump’s for-profit concentration camps are part of this. Impeach. It’s also hump day, so the week gets better! Call your senator. Action eases stress.
— N. K. Jemisin (@nkjemisin) June 19, 2019
Good morning. 503 days until the presidential election. Eve of Juneteenth, racist ass Trump doubles down on his Central Park Five offenses before flying to crazytown & UN investigators say there’s “credible evidence” Kushner’s buddy had a WaPo journalist murdered and dismembered
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) June 19, 2019
Happy #Juneteenth and fuck white supremacy and fuck Trump
— Xeni Jardin (@xeni) June 19, 2019
#Juneteenth It’s still hard for me to wrap my mind around a whole nation agreeing to force slavery on one group of people. Now, though, seeing Trump’s rise and the absolute shitfest of ppl who support him I feel a deeper understanding of selfish, evil hate. The battle wages on.
— ShilohJaimeLannisterRoslin (@ShilohRoslin) June 19, 2019
twas the night before Juneteenth and all through the timeline
was Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump saying being a racist is fine
— Donwill® – New LP 7/19 (@donwill) June 19, 2019
Happy Juneteenth Everyone except Donald Trump ✊
— Beige&Cloutless (@soon2bgoat) June 19, 2019
Happy #Juneteenth I hope one day we can stop the hate against blacks,Spanish transgender, LGBTQ. We need more love in the country. Long as we have Donald Trump as president we are going ten steps backwards. We need to vote in 2020.
— Mia305canes (@Mia305canes1) June 19, 2019
Also on Juneteenth, we need to face the truth of Robert P. Jones' analysis in The End of White Christian America, showing that we've ended up with Trump in the White House due to the White Christian Strategy of the GOP, with its weaponizing of white U.S. Christianity (p. 88). pic.twitter.com/UHjIWJRE2Z
— . ️ (@wdlindsy) June 19, 2019
JUNETEENTH!!! June 19, 1865, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The sad thing is that there are so many out there (many of which are Trump supporters) who wish slavery was still a thing. I stand with my African American friends pic.twitter.com/REJGlaUPiq
— Michael La Rocca (@MLaRoccaOZ) June 19, 2019
The Trump administration, as promised, is returning the United States to its worst traditions; in this case, separating non-white children from their parents. Please read @jelani9 stunning Juneteenth column. https://t.co/qJveUGE4gP
— Jason Stanley (@jasonintrator) June 20, 2018
Talk is Cheap, especially coming from a liar.
— Susan Nordstrom (@SueNord) June 19, 2019
New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion
New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.
Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.
Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."
Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.
Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.
Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.
Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!
‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener
Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.
Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."
"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.
"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.
She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."