Trump embarrassment as US President confesses ‘dream’ of being on Mount Rushmore
The 45th US president made the remarks on Twitter where he posted a picture of himself next to the iconic monument. Mr Trump has openly floated the idea before in 2018, and last year a White House aide is said to have asked if there is space for another President on Mount Rushmore.
Mr Trump replied to a New York Times article about the White House aides inquiry into adding a president to the site. He savaged the article in a post, by denying he ever requested to be added. Mr Trump also branded CNN and the Times as “fake news” for publishing the claims. But he added: “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!” READ MORE: US election shock: China wants Joe Biden to BEAT Trump claims US intelligence
Mr Trump’s comments were sparked by the article which quoted a Republican official.
They claimed in 2019, White House aides called Kristi Noem, governor of South Dakota, about the process of adding more presidents to Mount Rushmore.
Ms Noem presented Mr Trump with a replica of Mount Rushmore with his face added as a gift when he arrived this year for July 4 celebrations. DON'T MISS:
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