December 5, 2017 12:05 am

Donald Trump to attend civil rights museum opening in Mississippi

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will be travelling to Mississippi on Saturday to attend the opening of a new civil rights museum.

That’s according to a White House official. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the trip before it is formally announced.

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The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and adjacent Museum of Mississippi History are scheduled to open at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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Trump faced criticism for several racially-charged tweets and comments, including saying “both sides” were at fault for violence at a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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He’s also criticized black NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police violence and racism.

Trump paid a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. earlier this year.

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