The mayor of Jackson, Miss., says President TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president MORE's decision to attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is "ill-considered." 

"I believe that the decision of President Trump to come for the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is ill-considered," Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba (D) told CNN's Alisyn Camerota."President Trump and the policies he espouses are disrespectful to the legacy and history that is to be portrayed in this museum."

The White House confirmed this week that Trump had accepted an invitation several months ago from Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) to attend the opening. 

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Rep. John LewisJohn LewisCongress losing faith in Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi Obama to urge rejection of 'authoritarian politics and policies' in speech Florida's Darren Soto fends off Dem challenge from Alan Grayson MORE (D-Ga.), a key leader in the civil rights movement, announced this week that he would not attend the opening because of Trump's planned appearance, citing the president's "hurtful policies" that are an "insult to the people portrayed in the civil rights museum." 

Lumumba, who was elected to office this year, pushed back against Camerota's suggestion that Trump should attend the opening because he is the president of the United States. 

"I think that if President Trump is sincere about recognition about civil rights, though one could imagine that being at a museum could demonstrate that, the policies you implement each and every day, your continuing commitment to advancing civil rights is a greater salute to a sincere effort to support the civil rights movement."

"And I think he fails to accomplish that on a consistent basis," he added.