The NAACP President Derrick Johnson announced that President Trump showing up to the Mississippi Civil Rights museum would be insulting.
“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,” said Johnson.
During a press conference, American Urban Radio reporter April Ryan asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders about the comments. Sanders crushed her for it. “There are comments from people from the NAACP from black ministers who are planning on protesting and boycotting this weekend for the president’s visit to the Civil Rights Museum. What say you?” asked Ryan.
“I think that would be honestly very sad. I think this is something that should bring the country together, to celebrate the opening of this museum and highlighting civil rights movement and the progress that we’ve made and I would hope those individuals join in instead of protesting,” said Sanders.
“They take it as an insult that he’s coming. As we’ve had issues of Charlottesville. The president didn’t get his statement straight on Charlottesville…” started Ryan before Sanders interrupted. “I think his statement was very clear. He made it very clear. He’s against violence and bigotry,” said Sanders. Check out the video below.