Trump trolled for photoshopping his face on Mt Rushmore, Internet says Obama deserves it but not this 'clown'
Trump dismissed a report which stated that White House aides reached out to South Dakota Governor last year about the process of adding more presidents to Mount Rushmore
POTUS Donald Trump is cashing on every chance to gain the spotlight ahead of the 2020 US presidential elections. The president recently tweeted a photoshopped picture of himself on Mt Rushmore and this has taken the internet by storm. Many people are now calling him a “clown” for dreaming the same.
Minutes after posting the picture that went viral, Trump dismissed a CNN report from August 9 which stated that White House aides reached out to South Dakota Governor Kriti Noem last year about the process of adding additional presidents to the historical Mount Rushmore. Trump called it "fake news" which seems paradoxical given his earlier photo tweet where he is standing in front of Rushmore.
“This is Fake News by the failing New York Times and bad ratings CNN. 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!”, he tweeted.
This is Fake News by the failing @nytimes & bad ratings @CNN. 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! https://t.co/EHrA9yUsAw— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020
The CNN cited The New York Times report of last year to substantiate the claim. It mentioned in the report that Noem greeted Trump in his July 4th gala event at the monument with a four-foot replica of Mount Rushmore that included his face. In that impassioned rally, Trump lashed out at political foes who are determined to “erase history” by removing monuments that are reportedly believed to be symbols of racial oppression by saying, "Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children."
Following his tweet, people are now comparing him with former president Barack Obama who they believe is more competent than Trump and more deserving to be at Mount Rushmore. The colossal sculpture at Rushmore represents 60-ft high granite faces of four esteemed US presidents namely George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln that manifest the birth of the nation, its growth, preservation, and respectability.
People clearly do not want Trump's face on the historical spot. One tweeted, “OBAMA deserves to be in Mt. Rushmore NOT a traitor or a fraud like YOU."
OBAMA deserves to be in Mt. Rushmore NOT a traitor or a fraud like YOU.— Lorenza (@lorenza71319) August 10, 2020
Another one proposed to rename all the places where Trump went with Obama's name. "I say that anywhere Trump goes, whether he has a business, or a residence, or a favorite vacation spot we should rename anything we can to Obama. Obama street, Obama park, Obama airport, etc, so that he is always reminded of how incompetent he is compared to Obama.”
I say that any where Trump goes, whether he has a business, or a residence, or a favorite vacation spot we should rename anything we can to Obama. Obama street, Obama park, Obama airport, etc, so that he is always reminded of how incompetent he is compared to Obama.— Allen Chamberlain (@G33KBOSS01) August 10, 2020
Bishop and activist Talbert Swan tweeted a picture of Trump that reads “Clown Runs for Prez”. He poked fun at POTUS on several matters evident in the picture that mocks the GOP meet where several senators voiced discomfort regarding Trump’s signing of four executive orders aimed to address the economic fallout of coronavirus. Trump signed the orders in his private club in Bedminster, NJ, on August 8, aimed to extend unemployment benefits, suspend payroll taxes and offer federal eviction and student loan relief.
It seems like the internet is spearheading a campaign to validate Trump as a “joke” after he posted his picture on Mt Rushmore. “Trump is a joke and these four presidents know it!" said one. Others posted some cringe-worthy content.
Trump is a joke and these four presidents know it!!!! pic.twitter.com/ZccuVkkaDk— UncleEnzo (@jmlupica) August 10, 2020
Another user called him a “fake president”. “No one needs to make fake president, Donald Trump look bad, he does that on his own, that’s the one thing he’s always been good at.”
One mocked Trump and said, "Through the miracles of time and nature the mountain will carve into itself President Trump's head."
Through the miracles of time and nature the mountain will carve into itself President Trump's head. pic.twitter.com/8f0itJAaQ6— Cassiel Angelos - social distancing continuously (@Cassiel_Angelos) August 10, 2020
Some went on to say that Trump must be voted out this year and posted a picture that compares him to Hitler. "Trump belongs in cases INSIDE of stone prison walls not on them." Many others went on to call him a "fake president".
As the US moves forward into presidential elections in November, Trump seems to be the talk of town garnering attention for all wrong reasons. America is eagerly waiting to see who will be the president in the upcoming election while many have already been demanding Trump's resignation for a while now. “RESIGN! Sounds like a good idea to me!”