Dem Congressman Boycotting His Own Museum Opening Because Trump Will Be There

Trump derangement syndrome is stronger than ever with the left. This, despite massive gains in jobs and a booming stock market. Now, Dem. Rep. John Lewis will boycott the opening of a civil rights museum because President Trump is set to appear.

From Fox News:

U.S. Rep. John Lewis says he won’t attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, calling it intolerable that President Donald Trump is slated to appear.

The Georgia Democrat and civil rights icon made the announcement Thursday afternoon, adding that he would reconsider only if Trump decides not to attend, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“Right now we’re not going,” Lewis told the newspaper. “But there’s a possibility that the head man may not show up, may cancel.”

The lawmaker’s recent comments came one day after he first expressed doubts about appearing on the same program as the president. “I think his presence would make a mockery of everything that people tried to do to redeem the soul of America and to make this country better,” Lewis said in comments on Wednesday.

Several prominent Mississippi Democrats say they won’t attend. Some plan protests. Lewis’ house colleague, Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said he would not attend.

More from My AJC:

Not all black lawmakers shared Lewis and the NAACP’s view. U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Atlanta, said it would benefit Trump to visit the civil rights museum.

“If anybody needs to go it’s Trump,” Scott said. “The president clearly needs to be educated and informed on racial policies. He has to begin to become more sensitive and understanding of the fact that much of what he’s done has given the NAACP and so many in the black community a negative impression of him.”

Correction: Your Insider initially misheard Lewis’ comment. He referred to Trump as ‘head man,’ not a ‘hit man.’ We regret this error.