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President Trump speaks at the civil rights museum opening
The President speaks in Mississippi, after visiting the civil rights museum.
President Trump attended the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday, telling visitors to the venue honors “the brave men and women who sacrificed so much” for the freedom.
“We are here to fight for the honor of the end of slavery … to join the right, and gain, birth-the right to equality.”
President Trump in Mississippi
“We are here to fight for the honor of the end of slavery … to join the right to choose, and to win, the birth-right of equality,” Trump said in a short, subdued speech.
Trump’s planned visit to the museum and the adjacent Mississippi history museum in Jackson has sparked days of controversy, including protests and boycotts by civil rights leaders such as Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and others have American concerns about the president’s comment and actions towards women, Afro-and other.
“After President Trump is driving, we ask that all Mississippians and Americans to visit this historic civil rights museum.”
– Joint statement of Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.
“President Trump’s visit and his hurtful policies are portrayed as an insult to the people who said this civil rights museum,” Lewis in a joint statement with the other Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. “After President Trump is driving, we ask that all Mississippians and Americans to visit this historic civil rights museum.”
The legislator said Trump’s remarks about women, the disabled, immigrants, and National football League players “disrespectful” to the efforts of the last Mississippi civil right leaders, including Fannie Lou Hamer.
Trump is focused on race, problems of the past, during the speech
The White house earlier this week said it was disappointed that Lewis and others would not join, to honor the President of the museum, “the incredible sacrifice the civil rights of heads of state and heads of government to right the injustices in our history.”
The President tweeted after the visit to the Museum and speak: “It was a great honour for me, on the occasion of the opening of two extraordinary museums … . We pay solemn tribute to our heroes of the past & dedicate ourselves to building a future in freedom, equality, justice & peace.”
It was a great honour for me, on the occasion of the opening of two exceptional museums-the Mississippi History Museum and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. We pay solemn tribute to our heroes of the past & dedicate ourselves to building a future in freedom, equality, justice & peace. pic.twitter.com/5AkgVpV8aa
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 9. December 2017
Trump, joined by the Cabinet Secretary, Ben Carson, civil rights movement activist Myrlie Evers, Gov. Phil Bryant, sen. Roger Wicker, and Rep. Gregg Harper-all Mississippi Republicans.
According to the White house, the civil rights museum’s eight interactive galleries, to mark the fight for freedom and share stories about the Mississippi movement, which changed the nation. It “aims to promote understanding of the systematic oppression of black Mississippians and their fight for equal rights, becomes the state and the nation,” the White house said.