Donald Trump has never been shy about promoting himself. The narcissist who puts his name on every building, fake university, bottle of water, and failed liquor company would of course want to brand something big as president.
Something big like Mt. Rushmore.
Trump retweeted a post by CNN, criticizing the story as fake news (which almost definitely means it’s true). The article actually came from The New York Times.
‘Since the first days after she was elected governor of South Dakota in 2018, Kristi Noem had been working to ensure that President Trump would come to Mount Rushmore for a fireworks-filled July 4 extravaganza.
‘After all, the president had told her in the Oval Office that he aspired to have his image etched on the monument. And last year, a White House aide reached out to the governor’s office with a question, according to a Republican official familiar with the conversation: What’s the process to add additional presidents to Mount Rushmore?’
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Trump thinks he compares to the founding fathers and historically significant presidents, including the first president and the president who signed the Emancipation Proclamation. It should also come as no surprise that he would attempt to use his power as president to get his face carved into a mountain. After all, that’s been his favorite strategy throughout his career as a businessman.
What should come as a surprise, but also doesn’t, is that this is what the current president of the United States is focused on at a time when a global pandemic has killed over 160,000 Americans.
Twitter wasn’t surprised, but was amused. Read some of their comments below:
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