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President-Elect Donald Trump Cancels Trip to National Museum of African American History
BY Julie Fine

President-elect Donald Trump was supposed to be in Washington, D.C. Monday at the National Museum of African American History.

However, after a very public feud with Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, Trump canceled the trip. 

NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine, who is in D.C. to cover Trump's inauguration, spoke to people heading into the museum.

"I don't quite understand how he thinks he can spar with an individual with so much great history with the African American community,” said Kevin Williams of Virginia.

Lewis, a very well-known civil rights leader, questioned the legitimacy of a Trump presidency during an interview on NBC.  

Trump then fired back with tweet saying “Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get!” 

After that, several democratic representatives have decided to boycott the inauguration.

Robin Hall, who flew in from New Jersey to see the museum, thinks the President-elect should have made the trip, regardless of the feud between the two men.

“I really think that he needs to come down and see the full effect of all of the history of all of the people that he intends on representing,” said Hall.

Just a few blocks away on the grounds of the Capitol, preparations are underway.

There is plastic covering the ground of the National Mall, where more than 800,000 people are expected to watch the inauguration.

Michael Falk, who lives nearby in Virginia, is planning to attend.

“I would like to see a businessman enter into it. He is not a politician,” said Falk.

The official inauguration activities begin on Thursday.

“I think it's time that we need to have some positive change,” said Leisa Smith of Virginia.