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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:49 PM

John Lewis won't attend civil rights museum opening due to Trump presence

Source: The Hill

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) announced Thursday he wonít attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday because President Trump will be there.

ďPresident Trumpís attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum," Lewis said in a statement.

Lewis cited Trumpís past comments about women, immigrants and NFL players who have protested during the national anthem before games, saying his remarks "disrespect the efforts" of civil rights leaders.

He had previously said he was reconsidering whether to attend after the White House announced Tuesday that Trump would be at the event in Jackson, Miss.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/363815-john-lewis-wont-attend-opening-of-civil-rights-museum-over-trump-presence



Bravo, John Lewis.

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Reply John Lewis won't attend civil rights museum opening due to Trump presence (Original post)
mobeau69 Thursday OP
rockfordfile Thursday #1
Dr Hobbitstein Thursday #2
flt rsk Thursday #5
hatrack Thursday #3
lunasun Thursday #4
chelsea0011 Thursday #7
lunasun Thursday #26
SummerSnow Friday #35
hibbing Thursday #6
InAbLuEsTaTe Thursday #28
7962 Thursday #8
BumRushDaShow Thursday #13
7962 Thursday #15
Calista241 Thursday #31
BumRushDaShow Thursday #9
notdarkyet Thursday #10
Lucky Luciano Thursday #21
ailsagirl Thursday #11
left-of-center2012 Thursday #12
Paladin Thursday #14
Tactical Peek Thursday #16
NastyRiffraff Thursday #17
burrowowl Thursday #18
Honeycombe8 Thursday #19
mobeau69 Thursday #24
Honeycombe8 Thursday #27
rurallib Thursday #20
mobeau69 Thursday #25
Mr.Bill Thursday #22
Thor_MN Thursday #23
Va Lefty Thursday #29
dflprincess Thursday #30
Tarheel_Dem Friday #32
HAB911 Friday #33
onenote Friday #34

Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:54 PM

1. Trump is just there for the food.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:58 PM

2. Are they serving McDonalds and KFC? nt

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:09 PM

5. So McDonalds in catering the opening of the civil rights museum?

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:04 PM

3. Yes, and thank you, Congressman!

I hope Shitstain and his entourage are the only ones in attendance.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:08 PM

4. You know he is just going there to say some nasty shit and ruin the day because it's a

Civil Rights museum
Good on Lewis

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Response to lunasun (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:27 PM

7. Just how will he make this all about him?

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Response to chelsea0011 (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:55 PM

26. Somewhere in his speech there trump will declare whites have civil rights too

or distort some Mississippi black history to his liking.

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Response to lunasun (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 07:45 PM

35. They should tell him Frederick Douglas is attending

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:26 PM

6. Another reason he's one of my heroes n/t

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Response to hibbing (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:23 PM

28. Same... good for him!

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:32 PM

8. IMO, the President, whoever it may be, SHOULD be at an event like this.

Yes, trump is a prick. But right now he's President Prick. And this is what presidents are supposed to do.
If he DIDNT go, we'd all be posting about what a prick he was for NOT going & that its proof he doesn't give a shit!!
Of course that doesn't mean anyone else's attendance is mandatory!

I know my opinion will be in the minority but thats Ok.

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Response to 7962 (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:15 PM

13. He becomes the turd in the punchbowl wherever he goes but

regardless, congrats on post #10,000!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:27 PM

15. Wow, I didn't even notice that! Thanks! And a great analogy as well! nt

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Response to 7962 (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:08 PM

31. I would agree. n/t

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:41 PM

9. They should hold a 2nd REAL event without Drumpf. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:52 PM

10. Yes. Arrange a second tribute and don't give rump the address.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:09 PM

21. Oh i would love to see that!

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:01 PM

11. Hurray, Congressman Lewis!!

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:13 PM

12. Will Trump lead the KKK participation?

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:17 PM

14. Thanks for another noble action, Rep. Lewis. (nt)

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:43 PM

16. And bravo, Congressman Bennie Thompson, too.

Trump showing up to be protested is just a scam to play to the knuckle-draggers in the state next door for their Senate election next Tuesday.

Fuck him.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:58 PM

17. He should be shunned by EVERY Democrat, everywhere

Good for John Lewis!

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:04 PM

18. Rep. Lewis still a Civil Rights Hero!

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:09 PM

19. Good. Someone with cajones.

He hasn't called for Trump to resign, but at least not pretending that Trump is a real President is SOMETHING.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:43 PM

24. Lewis, on Wednesday, was one of 58 House Democrats who voted in favor of beginning impeachment

proceedings against Trump.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:14 PM

27. I've noticed it's often the black (and black women) of Congress who go out on a limb...

in doing unpopular, brave things.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:14 PM

20. Lewis's absence will certainly overshadow the presence of anyone else

Not having the greatest living symbol from that era speaks much louder than a loudmouth egotistical lout.

BTW weren't the Trumps being prosecuted for civil rights violations in the '60s while Lewis was still busting his ass for civil rights?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #20)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:44 PM

25. Yep. n/t

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:17 PM

22. No Democrat should attend any event Donald Trump is at.

Period. They should even boycott the state of the union address.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:37 PM

23. Dolt45 is going to be somewhere besides stealing our money on one of his golf courses?

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:48 PM

29. Good at least traitor don won't be at the Army/Navy game!

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:49 PM

30. Just another no class move by Trump

it is a sin that John Lewis will not be at this event and it must be a disappointment for him that he feels he can not/should not attend. He continues to lead and set an example for us all.

I applaud him for taking this stand.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 06:23 AM

32. Thank you John Lewis. This is nothing more than a photo op for Trump. No one buys it. n/t

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 08:14 AM

33. The entire event should be postponed

"until we know what the hell is going on"


ie The current occupant is out of office

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 11:37 AM

34. Personally, I would prefer that civil rights leaders went to the event

and engaged in some form of protest in front of Trump. Maybe have the National Anthem played and kneel while it is being played.
If Trump is going to attend the opening of a museum that, presumably, celebrates the protests that were at the heart of the civil rights movement, he should get to experience a protest first-hand.

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