Donald Trump has ruined an event opening a civil rights museum with his decision to insert himself and the racial division he has promoted within the presidency. NAACP head Derrick Johnson said his attendance would be “An affront to the veterans of the civil rights movement.”
Now, one of those icons has had enough.
In a joint statement, Lewis and Thompson specifically called out Trump’s attendance. “President Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum,” they wrote.
The pair went into further detail of Trump’s offense in their statement:
President Trump’s disparaging comments about women, the disabled, immigrants and National Football League players disrespect the efforts of Fannie Lou Hamer, Aaron Henry, Medgar Evers, Robert Clark, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and countless others who have given their all for Mississippi to be a better place.
Since being sworn in, Trump has been on a rampage of bigotry, proving those who warned about his racist behavior to have been right all along.Join The Conversation