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.
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:
- REPORT: President Trump to visit Mississippi Saturday
- Mississippi Medicaid increasing doctors' office visits
- Measles exposure reported in Mississippi
- Garth Brooks to visit with Mississippi school children
- Tornado confirmed in Mississippi; some damage reported
- Report: South Mississippi shooting suspect found dead
- Report: Mississippi laws cause ‘extreme’ prison sentences
- Trump approves Mississippi disaster declaration
- Saturday is Mississippi in-person absentee voting deadline
- Mississippi agencies sloppy on vehicle records, report says