The mayor of Jackson, Miss., says President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? 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 LewisThe 13 House Democrats who back Kavanaugh's impeachment Detroit police chief calls Tlaib facial recognization idea 'racist' Ossoff raises 0k in first three weeks of Senate bid, campaign says 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.