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Donald Trump Civil Rights Museum Visit Denied Over Special Requests

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By    |   Monday, 26 Sep 2016 12:07 PM

Donald Trump's civil rights museum request to visit was denied last week after the Greensboro, North Carolina, landmark claimed the Republican presidential nominee's campaign made demands in a "disrespectful" way.

The International Civil Rights Center and Museum reported that the campaign was trying to organize a trip to the museum last week on the day Trump spoke at High Point University, according to WFMY News 2.

Earl Jones, cofounder of the museum, asserted that the Trump campaign wanted the museum to close for five hours to accommodate him and that the campaign staff was "aggressive and rude" to museum personnel, WFMY-TV noted.

"We did not honor the request of the Donald Trump team because we thought they demonstrated, in their approach was disrespectful, so therefore we did not grant that request," Jones told the station, adding that he did not think the request was sincere.

"The approach, the type of disrespect, pretty much a demand and bullying us to use the museum in their manner and their way in their time, it was inappropriate and I think it's probably reflective of the type of insensitivity of civil rights and human rights that's reflective from Trump over the years," Jones continued.

Jones, an attorney, served 18 years on the Greensboro City Council and was a North Carolina state legislator for eight years as a Democrat, according to the museum's website.

A Los Angeles Times/University of Southern California tracking poll from earlier this month shows Trump gaining support among black voters. He captured 20.1 percent in that survey, up from 3.1 percent on Sept. 10.

According to Cornell University, Mitt Romney received 6 percent of the African-American vote in the 2012 election. The Republican presidential nominee had 4 percent of the black vote in 2008, and George W. Bush won the presidency in 2000 and 2004 with 8 percent and 11 percent, respectively, according to CNN.

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