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NAACP To Trump: Stay Away From Civil Rights Museum Grand Opening

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NAACP To Trump: Stay Away From Civil Rights Museum Grand Opening
The group says his presence would be "an affront to veterans of the civil rights movement."
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The NAACP doesn't want President Donald Trump to attend the grand opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum or the Museum of Mississippi History. 

In a statement out Tuesday, the group said the president has created "a racially hostile climate" in the U.S. and that his attendance would be "an affront to the veterans of the civil rights movement."

The statement also said Trump has refused to denounce white supremacists, referring to his reaction to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, at a white nationalist rally. 

Trump said "both sides" were to blame for violence at the rally, which resulted in a protester's death. 

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders commented on the decision, calling it "very sad."