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Thanks to Trump, Juneteenth – finally a national holiday

President Biden Signs Juneteenth National Independence Day Act Into Law

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Thanks to Trump, Juneteenth – is finally a national holiday Thank you 45

You may have seen that the federal government has made June 19th – Juneteenth – a national holiday, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Great! Worthy of celebration and bonus, we all get a day off.

There's a teachable moment here I believe Republican's are overlooking.

First, Democrats are the party of the KKK, Jim Crow and Slavery. It's Republican's who freed slaves and fought for women to vote. So, let's keep spreading the truth around, whenever we can. Keep history alive!

And, no, before you comment on the political parties magically switching when all of the bad things started taking place - may as well just save it.

As for my second, very important point. This 'milestone' of making Juneteenth – a national holiday - was yet another Trump initiative the Biden Administration is cashing in their political points on with an unknowing, uneducated electorate. Take a listen:

RNC Statement Celebrating Juneteenth

WASHINGTON — Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel released the following statement in honor of Juneteenth:

“Today, we join all Americans in celebrating Juneteenth, a joyful and momentous day commemorating the end of slavery in our country,” said Chairwoman McDaniel.
"Although Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation more than two years earlier, it wasn’t until this day in 1865 that Union General Gordon Granger was able to get to Galveston, Texas to let those remaining enslaved Americans know the Civil War was over and all slaves were free.

The Republican Party will always be proudly connected to Juneteenth because of President Lincoln’s leadership and we enthusiastically welcome its adoption as our newest national holiday after President Trump called for it last year. Mindful of the special importance Juneteenth has for Black Americans, it should also be a source of pride for Republicans and every American. The RNC will continue our efforts to expand engagement with the Black community because our party remains the party of freedom and opportunity.

On Juneteenth we vow to never forget the evils of slavery while we continue the work of perfecting our Union. Our new federal holiday is a reminder of what we can achieve when we appeal to our nation’s highest ideals and come together as Americans.”

WATCH: the RNC's Juneteenth Video from Paris Dennard, RNC National Spokesperson and Director of Black Media Affairs.

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