From our Normalize This! file: The Washington Post reports that five days before the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, Trump announced that he would be attending the Saturday event. This Friday, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba (D) and a slew of other civil rights veterans announced they will no longer be attending. Lewis and Thompson in their joint statement note that “President Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum.” The NAACP announced that it will be holding a separate event on Saturday to honor civil rights heroes.
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