The Democrat Party began attacking Mount Rushmore on Monday night from their official Twitter account and referred to upcoming Independence Day celebrations at the famed monument as “glorifying white supremacy.”
“Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again,” the Democrats wrote. “He’s attempted to limit their voting rights and blocked critical pandemic relief. Now he’s holding a rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore – a region once sacred to tribal communities.”
The Democrat Party linked to an article from the left-wing British newspaper The Guardian, which promoted the extreme view that Mount Rushmore is a “symbol of white supremacy.”
The tweet sparked instant and widespread backlash, and was quickly deleted by the party after only being up for approximately an hour.
The Democrats think Mt Rushmore is a display of white supremacy.
There’s no saving this country if Biden gets elected.
(They deleted their tweet.) pic.twitter.com/hm6r11IjRR
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) June 30, 2020
Political commentator Stephen Miller commented on the tweet, writing: “Gosh, it sure would be neat if there were an entire industry of professionals who could ask the Democrat nominee for President of his party if he agrees with this sentiment that Mount Rushmore glorifies white supremacy.”
“I mean we still don’t even know where he stands on removing statues,” Miller continued. “They let him out to run around once a week and give a 12-minute statement on something and then back to basement grandpa.”
I mean we still don't even know where he stands on removing statues. They let him out to run around once a week and give a 12-minute statement on something and then back to basement grandpa.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 30, 2020
Political commentator Erielle Davidson wrote on Twitter: “Let the Democrats campaign on taking down Mount Rushmore. If they want to cater to the cultural Marxists, fine. But they’ll lose spectacularly.”
“It would be wise for the Democrats to realize that Twitter is not real life,” Davidson continued. “The cancel campaigns are much louder (and obnoxious) online than in real life.”
It would be wise for the Democrats to realize that Twitter is not real life. The cancel campaigns are much louder (and obnoxious) online than in real life.
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) June 30, 2020
Matt Wolking, Deputy Director of Communications – Rapid Response for President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, tweeted: “June 29, 2020, 9:57 PM ET, The moment the Democrat Party attacked Mount Rushmore, which features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, as a symbol of white supremacy.”
Wolking added, “The (foreign media) article the Democrat Party linked to quotes an activist saying, ‘Mount Rushmore is a symbol of white supremacy, of structural racism that’s still alive and well in society today.'”
The (foreign media) article the Democrat Party linked to quotes an activist saying, "Mount Rushmore is a symbol of white supremacy, of structural racism that’s still alive and well in society today"
— Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) June 30, 2020
Mark Lotter, Director of Strategic Communications for Team Trump, wrote: “The party of Joe Biden is now attacking Mount Rushmore.”
The party of Joe Biden is now attacking Mount Rushmore. pic.twitter.com/FtVYC6htWa
— Marc Lotter – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@marc_lotter) June 30, 2020
Zach Parkinson, Deputy Director of Communications – Research for President Donald Trump’s 2020 Campaign, tweeted out photographs of top Democrats visiting Mount Rushmore.
— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) June 30, 2020
— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) June 30, 2020
Conservatives started warning last week that the political left was going to begin targeting Mount Rushmore as violent mobs toppled statues and destroyed monuments across the U.S.
Meghan McCain wrote on Twitter: “We’re like one week removed from entire cable news panels debating whether or not we should blow up Mount Rushmore.”
We're like one week removed from entire cable news panels debating whether or not we should blow up Mount Rushmore.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 22, 2020
Ben Shapiro wrote on Twitter: “So, when is our woke historical revisionist priesthood going to insist on blowing up Mount Rushmore?”
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem responded to Shapiro’s tweet by writing: “Not on my watch.”
Not on my watch. https://t.co/U6gGap5Ib6
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) June 23, 2020
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