Dave Stancliff 'Trump Attendance At Museum Opening Is An Insult' - Rep. John Lewis blogarama.com

Saturday, December 9, 2017

'Trump Attendance At Museum Opening Is An Insult' - Rep. John Lewis

                                     Good Day World!

I think Rep. John Lewis, and Rep. Bennie Johnson, are absolutely right in not attending the opening of a civil rights museum in Jackson, Mississippi this weekend.

Their reason - that our Racist-In-Chief is attending - essentially making it a mockery.

Trump will participate in a separate private event at the new Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, on Saturday morning, rather than in the public ceremony. The decision came after the president’s plan to attend the opening erupted into controversy. 
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the White House agreed to have a separate event after a series of noteworthy civil rights leaders and speakers decided to boycott the event and local groups planned to protest. 
Trump will tour the museum and speak at a private program in the morning, and the public ceremony will begin afterward.
 Lewis, a civil rights icon, was one of the organizers in the 1963 March on Washington. He's served 16 terms in the House of Representatives, and he knows a hypocrite when he sees one.

Donny and his minions in the White House said it was unfortunate that they're not going to attend the opening.

Responding to the White House, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-Louisiana, called the criticism "laughable."
It’s laughable that the White House is criticizing John Lewis and Bennie Thompson for not attending the opening of a civil rights museum that honors the sacrifice of ....wait..... John Lewis, Bennie Thompson, and many others.
This White House is not serious about civil rights," Richmond said in a statement. "From dismantling the civil rights division in DOJ to equating peaceful people who protested racism to Neo-nazi’s and White Supremacists, they just don’t get it.”
To prove Lewis's point we need look no further than Trump's support of a child molester and racist in the Alabama special election next Tuesday.
Roy Moore, when asked when was the last time America was great, said, "I think it was great at the time families were united, even though we had slavery, they cared for one another, our families were strong, our country had a direction."

Trump's response to Moore, "Go get 'em Roy!"Case closed.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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