As if the NAACP could not get more decisive, they are now protesting President Trump’s proposed visit to the opening of a civil rights museum in Mississippi on Saturday, even after The Governor of Mississippi Phil Bryant (R), extended the invitation to President Trump.
The NAACP stated that, his appearance at the ceremony would be “an affront to the veterans of the civil rights movement.”
“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,” Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO, said in a statement released this week. “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.”
“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 added.
Dr. Amos Brown, NAACP board member and San Francisco Branch President, said in the statement: “As a freedom fighter and contemporary of Emmett Till, Trump’s visit is an insult. He has never been a supporter of civil rights or equal opportunity or justice.”
“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,” she said this week. “And I would hope that those individuals would join in that celebration instead of protesting it. However, they have every right to protest it.”
Some NAACP members, the Washington Post reports, plan to stage a protest during the event.
Saturday’s ceremony will also feature speeches from former NAACP chairman Myrlie Evers and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.).
It seems as though, the harder President Trump works to Unite our Country, the harder the left works to divide it and promote hate against the President.