Trump to visit Mississippi for grand opening of museums

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) —  President Donald Trump will be in the Magnolia state this weekend.

According to CNN, President Trump will travel to Mississippi Saturday for the opening of the two new museums. Kaitlan Collins, a CNN Reporter who covers the White House, tweeted that President Trump will be in Jackson.

The grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will be held on Dec. 9.

The openings are also a part of the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration.

WJTV reached out to the governor’s office about the visit. Below is a statement:

Several months ago, I invited President Trump to our Bicentennial Celebration. We have not received confirmation from the White House that he will be able to attend Saturday’s event, but would very much like to have him here. – Gov. Phil Bryant

Congressman Bennie 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.”

Read more about the museums here. 

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