American President Donald Trump played the role of Daniel walking into the lion’s den on Saturday.
The state of Mississippi built a civil rights museum in the state capital of Jackson, which opened Saturday.
Some black leaders boycotted the opening because Trump, whom they call a racist, attended at the invitation of Mississippi’s white Republican governor.
Depending on how you look at it, Trump either:
A. played with the minds of Negros by showing that a racist could disrupt their day; or
B. Trump kowtowed to blacks by showing up and saying some nice things about the civil rights movement.
Only Trump knows what was on his mind.
What is clear is that black leaders showed their narcissistic selfishness by rejecting the opportunity to lobby Trump for more gibsmedat for blacks.
US leader Donald Trump called for an end to racial hatred Saturday at the launch of a museum dedicated to victims of white-supremacist violence in America’s Deep South, a ceremony boycotted by several black leaders.
The president’s attendance at a private gathering to open the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History next door, which came at the invitation of the state’s Republican governor, had triggered a backlash from some who marched in the movement to win those rights, including veteran US congressman John Lewis.
Lewis – a Democratic lawmaker from Georgia who also skipped Trump’s presidential inauguration in January – said Friday that the president’s “attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum.”
Democratic US congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi joined Lewis in the boycott.
Trump did not reference the controversy in his tribute, opting instead to stay on script.
TRUMP AND CHARLES EVERS IN CONVERSATION. CHARLES IS THE BROTHER OF SLAIN MEDGAR EVERS.