Racial Activists Denounce President Trump Ahead of Museum Opening
President Donald Trump is planning to attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday, but the NAACP says they would prefer if he didn’t. In a statement released on Tuesday, the racial activists accused the president of failing the black community and said that his attendance this weekend would be tantamount to an insult.
“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 NAACP president Derrick Johnson. “He has created a commission to reinforce voter suppression, refused to denounce white supremacists, and overall, he has created a racially hostile climate in this nation.”
Asked about the potential protests, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Trump was still planning to attend the ceremony. She said it would be unfortunate if racial protesters were to disrupt the event.
“I think that would be, honestly, very sad,” she said on Tuesday. “I think this is something that should bring the country together to celebrate the opening of this museum and highlighting the civil rights movement and the progress that we’ve made. I would hope that those individuals would join in that celebration instead of protesting it.
“However,” she acknowledged, “they have every right to protest it.”
NAACP board member Amos Brown said it would be an “insult” for Trump to show up at the museum’s opening.
“He has never been a supporter of civil rights or equal opportunity or justice,” said Brown. “He’s been silent on civil rights issues, and his silence speaks volumes.”
Frankly, this only proves that the NAACP is more interested in widening racial divisions than they are in moving beyond them. Which, of course, comes as no surprise to anyone who has watched this organization in action. It’s no coincidence that they are currently embroiled in a ridiculous public relations war with American Airlines. They issued an unprecedented travel advisory against the airline earlier this year, warning that black people were discriminated against by the company – a charge rooted in no logical foundation that we can find. The NAACP may have started with a justifiable mission, but they have strayed from the path in recent years. Now, like the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of the world, they are simply looking to raise money off fictional stories of black oppression.
President Trump should not allow the meaningless statements of these instigators to keep him from going to Mississippi for the opening of this museum. These idiots are complaining that he’s been “silent” on civil rights issues and then they blast him for making an appearance at a civil rights museum? It makes no sense, unless there is an ulterior motive at play. Which there is. Never doubt it for a moment.