Donald Trump aims to add his face to the sculptural group of the monte Rushmore, in which the faces of four US presidents are set. The tycoon would be getting serious, as the White House would already be taking action for study ways and times the modification to be made to the national monument. The latter is located in the state of South Dakota, in the Black Hills mountain range, and attracts over two million visitors a year. The presidents pictured there are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. The sculptural complex was completed in 1941, after 14 years of work.
The demonstration of the fact that The Donald is actually thinking of modifying Mount Rushmore to include his face would be, according to the American press, the sending in South Dakota, which took place last year, of a White House official, then charged with initiating contacts with local authorities to evaluate how to realize the dream of the current president.
This official, for the moment covered by anonymity, would then have had confidential talks with the governor of the aforementioned state, the republican Kristi Noem, asking her how to complete the modification to the monument dreamed by the tycoon.
In reality, the desire of the GOP leader to be immortalized alongside the four heads of state that camp on the Black Hills was already made clear in 2017, directly by Donald Trump.
In that year, a face-to-face took place in the Oval Office of the White House between the New York magnate himself and Noem and, on this occasion, the president would have mentioned the hypothesis of adding his face to those already carved in the mentioned monument.
It would have been the same governor, recalling that interview at the presidential palace, to reveal, a year after the face-to-face, the tycoon’s intention to put his hand to the features embedded in Mount Rushmore: “I told him: ‘Mr. President, He has to come to South Dakota a bit. There we have Mount Rushmore. ”To which, he said,“ But you know it’s a big dream of mine to see my face carved right on that mountain? ”So I exploded in a laugh, but he wasn’t laughing at all, which means he was absolutely serious. ”
For the moment, the face of the current US president stands out in South Dakota only inside a sculpture-replica of the famous monument, unveiled and presented to Trump during the last official visit of the magnate to the state in question, held at the beginning of the last month.
Recent press rumors about the tycoon’s plan to add his face to the four already sculpted on the Black Hills immediately sparked a heated debate on the Internet, with numerous comments ridiculing The Donald’s megalomaniac dream.
For example, Eric Swalwell, a Democratic member of the House of Representatives, ironically suggested that rather than adding Trump’s face to those on Mount Rushmore, it would be better to insert an image of the Republican leader in the Stone Mountain monument, made on a mountain of Georgia and on which the images of important personalities of the secessionist states of the South are imprinted.
Instead of Mount Rushmore, wouldn’t it be more appropriate to add @realDonaldTrump to Stone Mountain, alongside “heroes” of the Confederacy? https://t.co/UXZTAc70TJ
– Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) August 8, 2020Beyond the jokes, the tycoon’s dream, the experts specify, is almost certainly destined for never become reality, given that, on Mount Rushmore, the rock that can be used to add a new face to the four already carved there is very little.