On Tuesday the NAACP voiced opposition to Donald Trump‘s planned weekend visit to the grand opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

The organization staunchly denounced Trump’s trip to the museum’s opening on Saturday, in short summarizing his divisive rhetoric and misplaced silence on issues regarding people of color.

“President Trump’s statements and policies regarding the protection and enforcement of civil rights have been abysmal, and his attendance is an affront to the veterans of the civil rights movement,” said Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO.

He has created a commission to reinforce voter suppression, refused to denounce white supremacists, and overall, has created a racially hostile climate in this nation,” Johnson continued.

White House officials confirmed the visit which will take place during Trump’s southern tour, beginning in Pensacola, Florida on Friday. The museum, which began construction in 2014 features eight galleries spanning from 1945-1976 as Mississippi served as the heart of the Civil Rights Movement.

On the heels of endorsing Roy Moore, the embattled Alabama GOP candidate running for a senate seat and retweeting anti-Muslim videos, Trump’s visit raises more than a few eyebrows.

Trump’s continuous comments and retweets, targeting immigrants and people of color scour in the face of what the museum’s opening hopes to represent.

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12 thoughts on “NAACP Denounces Trump’s Planned Appearance At Opening Of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

  1. Geri Johnson on said:

    Let me know if they let him near the door and all my contributions to the NAACP and the museum stops. All this punk wants is another photo opt with black folks like the fiasco he had with the HBCU presidents? Short memory huh? Not me!!

  2. B. Brown on said:

    That Trump B###h Ain’t doing nothing for Blacks that don’t benefit him first.Y’all keep drinking that Trump kool-aid but it sounds like bull shit to me.We can’t have nothing.Now he wanna put himself all in the mix.Who asked him to be there .I can’t wait till they drag that B#### out the white house .I have no money but I sure would like to be standing on the white house sidewalk when they kick his Ass to the curb !

  3. sharon on said:

    The naacp is racist and bias, this museum should be open for anybody and everybody who wants to visit no matter what, this is controlling on the fact that they are angry over Trump being president how awful.

  4. KINGIIII on said:

    NAACP is the problem…let the President come if he was Invited…perhaps he might see things differently if given a chance to communicate with us. Also it would give the museum the world wide coverage it deserves. You destroy your enemies by making them your friends.!!!!!!

    • sharon on said:

      you are so right, let them come, learn much and know much no matter whom it is. the so called naacp is so wrong for this if this story is true.

      • KING and Sharon: This is all wishful thinking, Sure, the hope would be that Trump and his racist friends would visit the museum and learn something and take opportunities to communicate…but the problem is that they don’t care, they think they have all the answers, and they believe that they are too superior to even bother with the “little” people. They CAN’T see things differently. Clearly, someone with this attitude has no business representing America in the White House.

  5. Yeah Obama should go instead…..cause his record on civil rights issssssss???
    but then Obama is has been POTUS I can understand wanting the CURRENT POTUS
    And that aint Hilary

    • What has your fake ass prez done on civil rights? His dumb ass doesn’t even knw what the words mean. He’s the same bitch who said the lst blk prez wasn’t born here. He’s the one who’s trying to kerp Muslims out of this country. He’s the one who said the Central Park five should get the death penalty for a crime they didn’t commit. He’s the one who said there are good kkk and nazis. Just to name a few.

  6. Was he invited? If not what is his purpose for being there. He certainly doesn’t support Civil Rights or people of color in general so what’s his point! Please go and take an eternal nap!

  7. specialt757 on said:

    What a f**kin’ joke. #45 doesn’t care two hoots about this civil rights museum. You’re right P.T. he has to bring his hired black folks to “represent” which will be in skin tone ONLY.

  8. Passing Through!! on said:

    This is where trump’s buck dancing cabinet coons come in handy, he’ll probably bring Looney Ben or Amarosa to stand along side of him for photos ops while he pretends to care & relate to the struggle of Civil Rights Movement.

    • This is just like when Trump “visited” the African American Museum in D.C. All he did was go to the Ben Carson exhibit and talk about what a great man he is for the photo opp.

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