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
Cop says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot following Trump’s racist targeting of The Squad
Following racist attacks on members of The Squad by President Donald Trump and his supporters, a police officer in Louisiana reportedly said that one of the congresswomen of color should be shot.
Trump has been lashing out at the four first-term congresswomen, who include Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
"A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who 'needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve,'" NOLA reported Saturday.
Internet piles on ABC reporter for lavishing praise on Trump for allowing press to ask questions
ABC News reporter Kyra Phillips on Saturday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his treatment of the press.
Despite the White House no longer holding daily press briefings, Phillips praised the "access" she receives from the administration.
"No matter what your politics are, I have to say that I appreciate the access ?Trump? gives us on a regular basis and the ability to ask any question," she said.
She tagged Stephanie Grisham in her tweet, who is Trump's latest press secretary. She also tagged her husband, John Roberts, who does not work in the White House, but works for Fox News.
‘Trump wants to start a race war’: Ex-advisor alleges his campaign planned ‘Send her Back’ chants
President Donald Trump is attempting to start a race war in America, a long-time advisor declared on MSNBC on Saturday evening.
Omarosa Manigault Newman was interviewed by Donny Deutsch on "Saturday Night Politics."
"You said could it happen here? It is happening here," Newman told Deutsch.
"As a woman of color watching him attack those four women, it made it very clear that Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our democracy," she said.
"And everyone has been kind of tiptoeing what this actually is. Donald Trump wants to start a race war in this country and it started at that rally — it started with the tweets," she said.