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Stitt praises Trump after he backs off rally on Juneteenth


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt praised President Donald Trump after the president backed down in the face of widespread criticism and rescheduled his first campaign rally in months away from the Juneteenth observance of the end of slavery in the U.S.

Besides objecting to the date of June 19, the African American community and political leaders also took issue with Trump's decision to host the rally in Tulsa, the site 99 years ago of one of the deadliest white-on-black racist attacks in American history.

In a tweet late Friday, Trump said he was moving the rally to June 20...

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