President Donald Trump declined an invitation to speak at the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, according to White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.
The White House did not offer any details on why Trump would not speak to the 108-year-old civil rights group. According to Sanders, “…the invitation has been declined for this year.” Sanders also said that while Trump would not speak at the conference, the White House would be happy to have a dialogue with the group.
Last year Trump declined to speak at the NAACP convention, however the event coincided with the Republican National Convention, where he was nominated as the party’s presidential candidate. Both Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, delivered speeches to the NAACP during their time in office.