State officials said the nooses were accompanied by handwritten signs mentioning lynchings and Tuesday's special Senate runoff, which has drawn attention to Mississippi's history of racially motivated violence.
History will be made either way: Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, 59, would be the first woman ever elected to Congress from MS, or Democrat Mike Espy, 64, would be the state's first African American US senator since Reconstruction.
The runoff Senate victor will serve the final two years of the six-year term of now-retired Sen.
Campaigning Monday in Ridgeland, Espy told the Associated Press, Trump's visits to MS would not deter his efforts. One sign says MS needs a senator "who respects the lives of lynch victims".
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety, which is investigating the incident, said the items were placed there early Monday morning.
The NAACP website says that between 1882 and 1968, there were 4,743 lynchings in the United States, and that almost 73 per cent of the victims were black.
Trump's defense of Hyde-Smith comes just as her father-in-law prepares to travel to MS and headline two separate rallies for the embattled Republican incumbent, who has lost funding and faced criticism for "public hanging" that's been widely considered racist. Which, given that the donation came after she made pro-lynching comments, is rather relevant.
MS - which still has the Confederate battle emblem on its state flag - has a history of racially motivated lynchings.
It says MS had 581 lynching during that time, the highest number of any state.
(CNN)The 2018 election officially ends today as MS voters head to the polls to choose between Sen.
Trippi said Espy's formula for victory is a big Democratic turnout, particularly African-Americans, and winning about 25 percent of white voters by peeling off some Republicans who are younger, female or college-educated.
The president said she has apologised and misspoke, adding that her comments were "taken a certain way but she certainly didn't mean it". "I always considered that a great compliment".
When a lobbyist who works for MLB could not attend a fundraiser put on by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in mid-November, the league was asked instead to donate money to Hyde-Smith, according to sources.
Bryant commented earlier on Hyde-Smith's remarks by saying that the real issue was how abortion was creating a Black genocide.