These two black congressmen, John Lewis and Bennie G. Thompson show more of their true childish colors as they decline to attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Saturday because President Donald Trump is set to attend. Are you also going to hold your breath till you turn blue, too? I hope so!
It really does play to the point that the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, which has been under construction since 2014, features eight galleries that focus on the years 1945 to 1976 “when Mississippi was ground zero for the national Civil Rights Movement,” the website says. And for these two BLACK congressmen, who profess to be all about civil rights, can’t seem to grasp the simple fact that this is a significant museum dedication that is about acknowledging the civil rights movement and not penny-ante political spats with the current POTUS.
It makes it abundantly clear to me that John Lewis and Bennie G. Thompson are part of the problem and that their childish and increasingly annoying outbursts are the reason ordinary citizens aren’t enamored with them any more! Donald Trump IS the President! Get over yourself and start acting like adults. So much for your faux “concern” for a significant museum dedicated to the civil rights movement that both of them lay claim to in their professional resumes while also claiming to be champions of. Civil rights be damned! We are trying to make a point here. Asshats!
John Lewis (civil rights leader)
Released this joint statement “President Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum,” the two congressmen said in a statement. “The struggles represented in this museum exemplify the truth of what really happened in Mississippi. President Trump’s disparaging comments about women, the disabled, immigrants and National Football League players disrespect the efforts of Fannie Lou Hamer, Aaron Henry, Medgar Evers, Robert Clark, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and countless others who have given their all for Mississippi to be a better place.”
“After President Trump departs, we encourage all Mississippians and Americans to visit this historic civil rights museum.”
Congressman Bernie Thompson released this statement “With President Donald Trump accepting Gov. Phil Bryant’s invitation to attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, I am hopeful he will begin to understand the pain he is causing in the black and underserved communities across America,” Thompson said. “His unfair budget cuts in agriculture, education, healthcare and housing disproportionately impacts people of color and is viewed by many as an act reminiscent of Jim Crow policies of the south.”
Now throw this into the mix!
Mississippi NAACP President Charles Hampton said it is a “very inappropriate time to invite Trump. I’m the same age as Trump. Trump doesn’t care nothing about black folks and poor people in particular,” Hampton said. “If he could, he would wipe all us right off the map.”
NAACP National President Derrick Johnson said.”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.”
Nice one! It sounds like you aren’t interested in change. Just to whine and mouth off not to fix anything. Keep up the good work asshats! And the NAACP is relevant today why?
Bullsh!t or not? You be the judge! They have absolutely no concern for their civil rights legacy so they might as well remove that from their resumes right now. It holds no water based on their current actions. And, if I am not mistaken, a museum only opens once.And they weren’t there. But POTUS Donald Trump was! Nice! Ain’t no civil tolerance here! Just the same old crap.
Anyone want to bet on how long these two bozos take to give the museum a look? Just one mans opinion. Mine!