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Trump Will Not Speak Publicly at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Opening

Multiple people close to the situation have said staff at the museum scrambled to address the security surrounding Trump's arrival alone, but that disorder grew as speakers dropped out of the event

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    Work crews rush to set up a stage beside Mississippi's new museums, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Dec. 7, 2017, in Jackson, Miss. The long-planned Saturday ceremony will mark Mississippi's bicentennial of admission into the union.

    After his decision to attend stirred controversy and prompted plans of protests and boycotts, President Donald Trump will not speak publicly this weekend at the opening of a new civil rights museum in Jackson, Mississippi.

    Instead, Trump will participate in a separate private event at the museum Saturday morning, NBC News reported.

    Several people who worked on the museum told NBC News they had no idea that Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant had extended an invitation to the president, and only found out when Trump accepted the offer earlier this week.

    Multiple people close to the situation have said staff at the museum scrambled to address the security surrounding Trump's arrival alone, but that disorder grew as speakers dropped out of the event.