A North Carolina civil rights organization denied Donald Trump’s request to visit its museum, saying the Trump campaign’s demands were “disrespectful.”
“We did not honor the request of the Donald Trump team because we thought … their approach was disrespectful,” Earl Jones, co-founder of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum said, according to WFMY News.
According to the news report, the Trump campaign was aggressive and rude to the staff of the museum in making its request to visit last week. Jones said that the Republican nominee wanted the museum to be closed for at least five hours to accommodate him.
The main reason the museum denied the request, Jones said, is because it doesn’t offer any special treatment to anyone. But he also didn’t 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,” said Jones.
But Jones added that if Hillary Clinton were to make the same request, she would also be denied. Both Trump and Clinton are welcome to visit the museum, but no special arrangements will be provided.
“We have equal treatment for everyone coming to the museum and we welcome everyone to the museum but we are not going to allow the museum to be used for political gain,” said Jones.
The Trump campaign has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.