AP’s Lemire: Trump Campaign ‘Knew’ About Juneteenth, Underestimated Blowback for Scheduling Rally that Day

‘The president eventually bowed to pressure and moved it from the 19th to the 20th, Saturday’

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LEMIRE: “First of all, just to be clear, campaign officials very much knew that it was Juneteenth when they selected that date. They expected some blow back, they were caught off guard by the intensity of it. The president eventually bowed to pressure and moved it from the 19th to the 20th, Saturday. In terms of venue, no, not yet. It’s an indoor arena, it's downtown, it is -- it must be noted -- an arena that canceled all of I events in June and July because of the pandemic, because of health concerns. Yet they’re reopening for this one night for this rally.”

(h/t Mediaite)

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