Last weekend, the Trump campaign contacted a museum in Greensboro, NC, the city I recently left (wife got a better job). I was back 'there the weekend before last to play an annual outdoor music festival that benefits a local food bank - I promised my old bands I'd come back for it. A lot of driving, but worth it. Anyway, back to the story:
Greensboro has a Civil Rights Museum at the site of Woolworth's, where four Black college students from North Carolina A&T University sat in at a lunch counter where they'd been refused service. According to a museum spokesman, the Trump people were rude and demanding, saying they wanted the museum closed for five hours on Tuesday to accommodate Trump, who had a campaign stop scheduled at neighboring High Point University. (High Point is one town over.)
The museum refused. They don't give special treatment to anyone plus, well, I'll let Earl Jones, co-founder of the museum, say it:
"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."
Trump wanted a photo op. The museum wasn't playing.
What goes around comes around.