Pres. Trump Gives Opening Speech For Civil Rights Museums In Miss.

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President Donald Trump speaks at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

December 9, 2017
OAN Newsroom

President Trump arrives in Jackson Mississippi to commemorate the inaugural opening of the country’s first state sponsored civil rights and state-history museums.

President Donald Trump gets a tour of the newly-opened Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, left, joins the president on the tour. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The President gave a speech at the museum’s grand opening on Saturday invoking American values saying “we memorialize the great men and women who sacrificed so much for those who live in freedom”.

The funding required to build the civil rights museum totaled more than $90 million.

President Trump underscored the symbolism of freedom at the museum’s opening.

“These buildings embody the hope that has lived in the hearts of every American for generations,” said the President. “The hope in a future that is more just and more free.”

He went on to thank the governor for helping generate funding for the museums and thanked Hud Secretary Ben Carson, and his wife for their attendance at the event.

Meanwhile former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke slams democrat congressman John Lewis for boycotting the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

During an interview earlier on Saturday Clarke blasted the lawmakers’ choice not to attend and claims Lewis has little influence in congress and his community.

Clarke said Lewis is one of the ‘most irrelevant members of congress’ and adds college and high school aged members of the African American community do not know who he is.

The former sheriff implied the boycott was nothing more than a self-serving charade.