President Donald Trump this week took credit for making Juneteenth “very famous.”
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump said that a black Secret Service agent first told him the meaning of Juneteenth, which is an annual celebration of the emancipation of slaves in the United States.
After being criticized for scheduling a rally on Juneteenth in Tulsa, he eventually agreed to hold the event one day later.
“I did something good: I made Juneteenth very famous,” Trump told the Journal. “It’s actually an important event, an important time. But nobody had ever heard of it.”