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As US seethes over race, Trump calls out 'evil of slavery'

West Point Graduation
Posted at 12:13 PM, Jun 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-14 12:13:33-04

WEST POINT. N.Y. -- President Donald Trump has urged West Point's graduating class to “never forget” the legacy of soldiers before them who fought a bloody war to end slavery.

Trump's appeal to remember history came as his own relationship with the military is under strain over the response to protests after George Floyd's death by police in Minneapolis.

It also came hours after Trump made a rare concession and rescheduled a campaign rally that had been set for Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Friday — the anniversary of the end of slavery.

Tulsa also was the scene of a fiery white-on-black attack in 1921.