Touring Mississippi civil rights museum, Trump honors those ‘who sacrificed so much’

December 10, 2017

694940094001_5673656578001_5673648461001-vsPresident Trump attended the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday, telling visitors the venue honors “the brave men and women who sacrificed so much” for freedom.

“We are here to honor the fight to end slavery … to join the right to vote and to gain birth-right equality,” Trump said in brief, subdued speech.

Trump’s planned visit to the museum and the adjoining Mississippi history museum in Jackson sparked days of controversy — including protests and boycotts from civil right leaders like Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and others who have raised concerns about the president’s comment and actions toward women, African-Americans and others.

“President Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum,” Lewis said in a joint statement with fellow Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. “After President Trump departs, we encourage all Mississippians and Americans to visit this historic civil rights museum.”

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Jose says:

    If President Trump has passed on attending, he would be called a racist who hated them and it would be in the news for at least a week. Nothling like race baiting by lewis and just wonder why his nationality states “American” and not African American. Guess his roots are not very deep.

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