The Democrat Party on Monday evening tweeted, then deleted, an attack on Mount Rushmore, negatively portraying an upcoming event President Trump is usually planning ahead of Independence Day at the historic monument to four great American presidents.
“Trump has disrespected Native communities time in addition to again,” the Democrats wrote on Twitter, that has a link to an article from the British newspaper the Guardian, from the today-deleted tweet. “He’s attempted to limit their voting rights in addition to blocked critical pandemic relief. today he’s holding a rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore–a region once sacred to tribal communities.”
The linked story coming from the Guardian quotes Oglala Lakota tribe member Nick Tilsen, the president of local activist group “NDN Collective,” as calling Mount Rushmore a symbol of “white supremacy.”
“Mount Rushmore is usually a symbol of white supremacy, of structural racism that will’s still alive in addition to well in society today,” Tilsen said, a message echoed by the Democrat Party’s formal Twitter account.
The Guardian piece goes on to note that will Tilsen wants to see Mount Rushmore torn down altogether.
The push coming from the Democrats to target Mount Rushmore comes as leftist activists tear down monuments in addition to statues around the country. nevertheless the move by the Democrat Party to put the iconic American mountainside monument to four great American presidents–George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, in addition to Abraham Lincoln–from the crosshairs by claiming the item represents “white supremacy” when the item clearly does not may go too far for some voters.
Several on Twitter were quick to rip the Democrats for pushing attempts to destroy Mount Rushmore:
The Democratic Party’s plan to run on a “Mount Rushmore is usually racist” platform was truly innovative. pic.twitter.com/HA0uxwKWUO
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) June 30, 2020
— jon gabriel (@exjon) June 30, 2020
Trump is usually set to appear on Friday at the historic landmark in South Dakota’s Black Hills. The fireworks celebration at which the president will speak is usually limited in crowd size to just 7,500 people, in addition to tickets were awarded by lottery, according to South Dakota authorities.
Last week, Trump signed an executive order protecting monuments coming from rioters in addition to others who could seek to destroy or tear them down.
“They’re tearing down statues, desecrating monuments, in addition to purging dissenters,” Trump said in a statement accompanying the executive order. “the item’s not the behavior of a peaceful political movement; the item’s the behavior of totalitarians in addition to tyrants in addition to people that will don’t love our country.”
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, in a recent tweet, said she could protect Mount Rushmore coming from radicals who want to tear the item down:
Not on my watch. https://t.co/U6gGap5Ib6
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) June 23, 2020
Noem addressed the item further in an interview on Fox in addition to Friends last week, saying that will that will is usually today about a “radical rewriting of our history.”
“What my message is usually, is usually that will that will is usually no longer about equality, that will is usually a radical rewriting of our history, in addition to in South Dakota we won’t stand for the item,” Noem said. “that will is usually a national monument. The more we focus on the flaws of these men that will are on our mountain, the less likely we are to recognize the virtues in addition to the lessons we can learn coming from their lives. doing sure that will actually is usually the message that will I have for South Dakotans that will love that will mountain in addition to Mount Rushmore just for that will country, that will recognize what the item represents to us, in addition to we will do all that will we can to make sure that will that will message is usually loud in addition to clear, that will we will make sure that will Mount Rushmore stays as majestic as the item is usually today.”