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REPORT: President Trump to visit Mississippi Saturday

He was invited by Governor Phil Bryant for the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017 7:14 PM
Updated: Dec. 4, 2017 7:22 PM

ACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - CNN is reporting President Trump will visit Mississippi on Saturday for the opening of the state's new civil rights museum in Jackson.

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Governor Phil Bryant told WLBT-TV an invitation was extended to the president several months ago but no official confirmation of his visit has come from the White House.

Presidential visits for Mississippi are rare.  Mississippi Today reports the last presidential visit was in 2010 by President Barack Obama when he came to the Gulfport area following the BP oil spill.

However, not everyone is thrilled with the president's visit.  Here's a statement released Monday by U.S. Representative Bennie Thompson, the only Democrat in Mississippi's congressional delegation:

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