Donald Trump *actually* wants his face added to Mount Rushmore

President Donald Trump spoke with South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem about the possibility of adding his face to the iconic Mount Rushmore. Chris Cillizza explains why it makes perfect sense he’d want to be memorialized this way.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Yes, of course Donald Trump wants his face added to Mount Rushmore
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/10/politics/donald-trump-mt-rushmore-kristi-noem/index.html

How Kristi Noem, Mt. Rushmore and Trump Fueled Speculation About Pence’s Job
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/08/us/politics/kristi-noem-pence-trump.html?referringSource=articleShare

Mount Trumpmore? It’s the president’s ‘dream,’ Rep. Kristi Noem says
https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2018/04/24/president-donald-trump-mount-rushmore-trumpmore/544597002/

‘I don’t kid’: Trump says he wasn’t joking about slowing coronavirus testing
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/23/trump-joking-slowing-coronavirus-testing-335459

The White House reportedly asked South Dakota’s governor how to add another president to Mount Rushmore, and she later gave Trump a 4-foot replica with his face on it
https://www.businessinsider.com/how-gov-noem-trumps-desire-carved-into-mt-rushmore-2020-8

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Donald John Trump was the 45th President of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.

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