There are plenty of valid reasons for Americans to politically protest the leadership in Washington, but the NAACP’s latest stunt is not one of them.
When Donald Trump entered the 2016 presidential race in earnest, there was an air of urgency among his detractors. Understanding that Trump himself is a force of nature in our country, and recognizing America’s massive conservative uprising on the horizon, the left was forced to assemble their so-called “resistance”.
This “resistance” to the President is nothing more than a carte blanche opposition to any and all things Trump, meant to grind down and possibly discourage Donald Trump from achieving that which he promised the American people during his campaign. Another facet of this bizarre movement were the incessant accusations regarding Trump’s morality, which ended with the radical left declaring that the Commander in Chief is some sort of bigot.
Now, based on that bizarre assertion, the NAACP is hoping to attract headlines by protesting the President’s presence at the opening of a Civil Rights museum in Mississippi.
“The NAACP is protesting President Donald Trump’s proposed visit to the opening of a civil rights museum in Mississippi on Saturday, saying his appearance at the ceremony would be ‘an affront to the veterans of the civil rights movement.’
“’President Trump’s statements and policies regarding the protection and enforcement of civil rights have been abysmal, and his attendance is an affront to the veterans of the civil rights movement,’ Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO, said in a statement released this week. ‘He has created a commission to reinforce voter suppression, refused to denounce white supremacists, and overall, has created a racially hostile climate in this nation.’
“’He has created a commission to reinforce voter suppression, refused to denounce white supremacists, and overall, has created a racially hostile climate in this nation,’ Johnson added.
“Dr. Amos Brown, NAACP board member and San Francisco Branch President, said in the statement: ‘As a freedom fighter and contemporary of Emmett Till, Trump’s visit is an insult. He has never been a supporter of civil rights or equal opportunity or justice.’”
This stunt is the equivalent of a humane society protesting the adoption of a dog by someone working for a cat food company.
Trump’s obvious regard for the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s is apparent via his desire to attend this particular museum’s opening. There is literally no other way to interpret this trip other than to say that the President is demonstrating his belief in the message of this newfound institution. By protesting that, the NAACP is simply attempting to maintain their bizarre accusation of bigotry against the Commander in Chief, which undoubtedly boosted their fundraising efforts in 2017.