Greensboro’s CBS affiliate reports:
A presidential nominee’s request to visit a Greensboro landmark is denied. The International Civil Rights Center and Museum was contacted by the Donald Trump campaign last weekend. Earl Jones, co-founder of the museum, says the campaign demanded certain things to make a visit by the GOP nominee possible. Jones says Trump’s people were trying to plan a visit for Tuesday, the same day he spoke at High Point University.
“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,” said Jones. Jones says the Trump campaign was aggressive and rude to museum staff in making their request. He says Trump’s people wanted the museum to be closed for at least 5 hours to accommodate Trump. Jones says the museum does not provide special treatment to anyone and says that is the main reason they denied the request. He said he also didn’t feel like the request was sincere.