Citing the “racially hostile climate” President Trump has fostered in America, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) today issued a statement declaring their opposition to the Bigot-in-Chief’s plans to attend the Saturday opening of Mississippi’s new Civil Rights Museum in Jackson.
In his statement, NACCP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, said:
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 . . . 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.
In her signature “All Lives Matter” fashion that perfectly exemplifies Trump’s white supremacist administration that sees being called a racist as worse than being racist, White House Press Secretary Sarah “Becky” Huckabee Sanders whined:
I think that would be honestly very sad. I think this is 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 they have every right to protest it.
According to today’s The Hill, Jackson resident Amos Brown, who serves as an NAACP board member called the attendance of the president an “insult,” considering Trump is the person who said, after a white supremacist murdered anti-racism activist Heather Heyer in Charlottesville this past August, that there were “very fine people on both sides” of the racially charged violence, a cue white nationalists and neo-Nazis took as a tacit endorsement of their beliefs.
Trump has repeatedly attacked black Americans, from prominent NFL players like currently blackballed Colin Kapernick who kneel during the National Anthem to protest racial injustice, to the grieving widows of fallen military members, like the wife of Green Beret Sgt. LaDavid Johnson who died under mysterious circumstances in Niger on October 4.
Donald Trump will go down in history as one of the most overtly racist presidents ever to hold the office, and that is really saying something. To invite him to attend a the opening of a civil rights museum in the heart of the old plantation South is a cruel joke. And for him to attend is even worse.