Congressman Thompson’s Statement on President Trump’s Attendance to MS Civil Rights Museum Opening

Today, U.S Representative Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) released the following statement:

“With President Donald Trump accepting Gov. Phil Bryant’s invitation to attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, I am hopeful he will begin to understand the pain he is causing in the black and underserved communities across America,” Thompson said. “His unfair budget cuts in agriculture, education, healthcare and housing disproportionately impacts people of color and is viewed by many as an act reminiscent of Jim Crow policies of the south.”