Donald Trump refused to answer when he was asked if he thinks that he belongs on Mount Rushmore, which means that he definitely thinks he belongs on Rushmore.
THE HILL: Do you think you should be on Mount Rushmore, sir?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity. Well , look, I have a lot of respect; even Mount Rushmore; so for many, many years they got , they had fireworks, right? Many, many years. and Kristi, your new governor, she’s a great person. She called, she said, sir, for many years we had tremendous fireworks on the 4th of July. We don’t have it anymore. Can you do something? And I got it approved. Starting , next season, it was not easy, starting next season , Mount Rushmore will have tremendous fireworks like they had for many years. But they ended it a long time ago, but they didn’t want, but they didn’t have fireworks because of, I don’t know, I think they thought, thought the stone was gonna catch on fire. That doesn’t happen, right? There was somebody said they had. Nobody’s been able, nobody’s been able to figure out why, but it was a very strong no. And I got it approved starting next season. They’re doing some work. They’re finishing up work now. But I got it approved for next season for Kristi and for the state.
If Trump didn’t think that he belonged on Mount Rushmore, he could have said no, or a more diplomatic answer would have been that it is for other people to decide.
Obama will be on Mount Rushmore before Trump
If the nation had a Mount Rushmore for presidential crime and corruption, Trump would be a lock, but it is astounding that a president who has legislatively accomplished nothing but a tax cut for the wealthy and corporations that is so toxic that even Republicans won’t campaign on it.
Out of the most recent presidents of the last 25 years, Barack Obama will be on Mount Rushmore before Donald Trump. As Trump’s failed presidency shows, Obama has a legacy that transformed the nation. Trump will only be remembered by history for the damage that he has done to the presidency and to the country.
A better argument can be made for Trump being in a supermax than being on Mount Rushmore.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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