Trump should skip civil-rights museum opening, NAACP says, calling his plans to attend ‘an insult’

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Washington Post—The organization's president, Derrick Johnson, issued a sharply worded statement criticizing Trump's record on civil rights.

An 'insult' and an 'affront': NAACP calls on Trump to skip Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opening. The NAACP is calling on Donald Trump to stay the hell away from the grand opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. And while “stay the hell away” is a paraphrase of the NAACP’s position, it’s not too far off the tone. 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,” said NAACP President Derrick Johnson in a statement. “He has created a commission to...