The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Tuesday announced opposition to President Trump attending the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum this weekend, saying he has created a “racially hostile climate.”
“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, president and CEO of the NAACP, said in a statement.
“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.
The White House confirmed Tuesday that Trump will attend the museum’s opening on Saturday in Jackson, and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said it was "very sad" that anyone might object to his presence.
Source: The Hill