Was Trump Kidding About His Face On Rushmore?
My first question is - 'but how would you carve his hair?' I mean, there's enough room up on Mount Rushmore for one more face, but I'm not sure anyone can figure out how the hair would work. I'm just saying.
He's mentioned it more than once. The first time was during the first meeting in the Oval Office between him and the Governor of South Dakota this year. According to Governor Noem, the president spoke of his image on Mount Rushmore while they were talking about his July 4th visit South Dakota.
According to HotAirBlog the conversation went something like this:
“He said, ‘Kristi, come on over here. Shake my hand,'” Noem said. “I shook his hand, and I said, ‘Mr. President, you should come to South Dakota sometime. We have Mount Rushmore.’ And he goes, ‘Do you know it’s my dream to have my face on Mount Rushmore?’ ”
Governor Noem thought he was joking.
“I started laughing,” she said. “He wasn’t laughing, so he was totally serious.”
The president has mentioned this idea before. Another time was on July 2017 during a rally in Youngstown, Ohio.
“I’d ask whether or not you think I will someday be on Mount Rushmore, but here’s the problem: If I did it joking, totally joking, having fun, the fake news media will say ‘he believes he should be on Mount Rushmore,'” he said.
“So I won’t say it, OK? I won’t say it.”
President Trump has been asked enough about this that he finally sent out a tweet. I guess that makes his response official.
According to the public information officer for Rushmore, people do ask on occasion if another face will ever be carved up there. She says that there is a chance. But that brings us back to our original question.
A cartoonist recently drew a depiction of what the carving might look like. You can see that here.