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Trump on Adding His Face to Mount Rushmore: ‘Sounds Like a Good Idea’

President blasts NYT and CNN for 'fake' story

 on 10th August 2020 @ 4.00pm
 based on all of the many things accomplished during the first 3 1 2 years  sounds like a good idea to me   trump wrote © press
'Based on all of the many things accomplished during the first 3 1/2 years, sounds like a good idea to me!' Trump wrote

President Donald Trump said that adding his likeness to Mount Rushmore "sounds like a good idea" after he denied reports White House contacted the governor of South Dakota about carving his face into the historical monument.

“This is Fake News by the failing @nytimes & bad ratings @CNN,” Trump wrote on Twitter linking to the report.

“Never suggested it although, based on all of the many things accomplished during the first 3 1/2 years, perhaps more than any other Presidency, sounds like a good idea to me!”

According to a New York Times article published over the weekend, a White House rep reached out to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to enquire about adding Trump’s face to the nearly 80-year-old monument.

trump later trolled both news outlets by tweeting an image of his face superimposed in front of the mountain © press
Trump later trolled both news outlets by tweeting an image of his face superimposed in front of the mountain.

The story was quickly published by CNN, who claimed Trump previously spoke to Noem about it himself during a meeting in the Oval Office.

Trump later trolled both news outlets by tweeting an image of his face superimposed in front of the mountain.

In the picture, Trump is shown winking next to the 60-foot-tall likenesses of President Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Washington.

Trump brought up the idea of adding his face to Mount Rushmore during a 2018 Oval Office meeting with Noem.

last month  cnn host don lemon argued former president barack obama should be added to the historic mount rushmore sculpture © press
Last month, CNN host Don Lemon argued former President Barack Obama should be added to the historic Mount Rushmore sculpture

“He said, ‘Kristi, come on over here. Shake my hand, and so I shook his hand, and I said, ‘Mr. President, you should come to South Dakota sometime," Noem said.

"We have Mount Rushmore.’ And he goes, ‘Do you know it’s my dream to have my face on Mount Rushmore?'”

Last month, CNN host Don Lemon argued former President Barack Obama should be added to the historic Mount Rushmore sculpture.

Lemon argued that the first black president should be "front and center" on the monument.

The outlet later described the monument as “monument of two slave owners,” which was "wrestled [sic] away from Native American" land, ahead of Trump's visit in July.

[READ MORE] Trump To Anti-Founding Protesters: ‘Rushmore Will Stand Forever'

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