In yet another bizarre twist in the 2016 election cycle, a civil rights museum has rejected a request from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump to visit.
Earl Jones, co-founder of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, N.C. told WFMY 2 News that the Trump campaign requested a visit to the museum on Tuesday and made a list of demands, including shutting down the museum for five hours–at minimum–during Trump's visit.
The museum rejected the Trump campaign's visit request mainly on the grounds that they don't "provide special treatment," as well as how the campaign was apparently "aggressive and rude" toward them.
"We thought they demonstrated, in their approach was disrespectful, so therefore we did not grant that request," said Jones.
Jones also questioned the sincerity of the Trump campaign's "inappropriate" request due to their "bullying us to use the museum in their manner and their way in their time."
"It's probably reflective of the type of insensitivity of civil rights and human rights that's reflective from Trump over the years," Jones said.
Trump and Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent, are both welcome to visit the museum so long as they don't require "special treatment" and as long as they don't attempt to seek "political gain" out of it, according to Jones.
The museum honors "the Greensboro Four," who were the four students that began a sit-in in 1960 that eventually resulted in the de-segregation of the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter.
The mission statement of the museum states: "The ICRCM seeks to preserve the legacy and the significance of that event by demonstrating why, in the current context, such inherently evil, institutionalized oppression has no place in the human race."
Trump himself has been campaigning in black communities as an attempt to make inroads in a voting bloc that has traditionally gone Democrat for many years. This incident with the museum probably won't be helpful in that effort.