President Trump is being a sensitive, ego-manic again. In his recent lapse of humility, he has declared to The Hill in a rare interview from Monday that he feels as though he should be on Mount Rushmore, but is too humble to even go there.
However, the interview proves that he isn’t coy, because he did go there.
‘If I answer that question, ‘Yes,’ I will end up with such bad publicity.’
Trump is known to have an eclectic (annoying) way of dancing around issues. Not even just issues, but moments that would be not taken seriously by most people, casual conversation even.
He doesn’t even try to be slick with his framing. Here’s a great example from popular Youtube channel Nerdwriter1. Watch how he spirals off into space, talks in 3rd person and much more:
For more context on Trump’s vision for Mount Rushmore, Republican Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem once stated in 2018 that Trump has a “dream” to be featured alongside United States Presidents like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Presidents that Trump will never be, whether a waking or an asleep dream.
‘I said, ‘Mr. President, you should come to South Dakota sometime. We have Mount Rushmore. And he goes, ‘Do you know it’s my dream to have my face on Mount Rushmore?’ I started laughing. He wasn’t laughing, so he was totally serious.’
This dream of Trump’s was first really made public in 2017 at a rally in Ohio. Check out the footage below.
Trump is such a big fan of Mount Rushmore, it was announced in this interview with The Hill that he has reinstated a huge fireworks display to take place at the historic site in South Dakota on the Fourth of July. On this topic in the interview, Trump said:
‘Nobody’s been able to figure out why, but it was a very strong no. They didn’t have fireworks because of, I don’t know, I think they thought … the stone was gonna catch on fire. That doesn’t happen, right? And I got it approved starting next season.’
No, it’s not stone catching on fire that put the fireworks display on hiatus. According to the Rapid City Journal, pine beetles are to blame. Rushmore Superintendent Cheryl Schreier said in 2011:
‘The health of the forest will remain a concern; everybody knows that.
‘The attitude has been that until the pine beetle infestation is under control, we’ll continue to see them canceled.’
Trump ended his remarks to The Hill on Mount Rushmore by stating that he has “a lot of respect” for the monument.
Yes, we can tell Trump. No need to mansplain your insanity any further. At least for the time being, there’s this:
Featured image via Youtube screenshot.