Tags: trump | african | american | history | museum | king | holiday

Trump to Visit African American History Museum for King Holiday

Image: Trump to Visit African American History Museum for King Holiday

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (AP)

By    |   Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 06:27 PM

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in observance of Martin Luther King Day — following a Twitter storm slamming civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, who said that the Republican was not a "legitimate president."

ABC News reported Saturday that Trump transition sources told the network of the planned visit:

Transition officials did not respond to a Newsmax query seeking comment.

Trump earlier Saturday slammed Democrat Lewis, 76, a King protégé, in two tweets after the Georgia congressman told "Meet the Press" interview to air on Sunday that he did not consider Trump's win valid because of Russian hacking activities during the election.

"I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president," Lewis told NBC News host Chuck Todd.

"I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected," he added. "And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton."

Lewis also said that he was not attending Trump's inauguration next Friday.

Here's how the president-elect responded:

Lewis, 76, has represented the fifth Congressional district since 1987. The district includes Atlanta.

National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution opened in September in a ceremony that included President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush.

The 400,000-square-foot bronze-clad structure, the Smithsonian's 19th, is the first national institution tasked with documenting history of black people in the U.S., while also honoring the integral role of African-American culture.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has attacked the museum for not including major exhibits on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and other prominent conservative African Americans.

At a rally in Virginia on opening day, Trump praised the museum — saying that "we're all very proud of it."

"I saw it the other day in going around Washington — and it looked beautiful," Trump told supporters in Roanoke. "We congratulate and honor those involved with the project and recognize today the incredible contributions of the African-American community to this nation."

Related Stories:

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
US
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in observance of Martin Luther King Day - following a Twitter storm slamming civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, who said that the Republican was not a legitimate...
trump, african, american, history, museum, king, holiday
434
2017-27-14
Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 06:27 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved