President Trump will attend the opening of a new civil rights museum in Jackson, Miss. on Saturday, CNN reported.
The visit will put Trump near the Alabama border just three days before the Alabama Senate election. Trump gave his full endorsement to GOP candidate Roy Moore on Monday. Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct and assault by multiple women who said he pursued or abused them as teenagers.
Trump will not travel to Alabama to campaign for Moore, but the visit to Mississippi and another planned for Pensacola, Fla. on Friday are both nearby.
Trump has repeatedly faced backlash for making inflammatory statements about minority groups, sparking controversy after a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville for saying that “both sides” are to blame.