Trump heading to Mississippi for civil rights museum opening

By on December 4, 2017


FILE: President Donald Trump is wrapping up his extensive trip to Asia with an international summit and one-on-one meetings with international partners, including his Philippine host who is overseeing a bloody drug war.(Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)
FILE: President Donald Trump (PhotoGage Skidmore/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will be travelling to Mississippi on Saturday to attend the opening of a new civil rights museum.

That’s according to a White House official. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the trip before it is formally announced.

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and adjacent Museum of Mississippi History are scheduled to open at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Trump faced criticism for several racially-charged tweets and comments, including saying “both sides” were at fault for violence at a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

He’s also criticized black NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police violence and racism.

Trump paid a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. earlier this year.