NEW YORK (Dagbladet): Trump’s White House staffers last year contacted the governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, to investigate the process of adding a president to Mount Rushmore, reports CNN and the New York Times.
Trump himself does not claim it is true, but does not hide that he thinks he deserves a place.
– This is “fake news” by failed New York Times and poor viewership CNN. Never suggested it, but based on all the things that have been accomplished in the first 3 1/2 years, perhaps more than any other presidency, it sounds like a good idea to me, Trump himself writes Twitter Sunday night local time.
Mount Rushmore is a national memorial in the United States, created by the Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers between 1927 and 1941 to mark the United States’ 150th anniversary. The monument consists of 18-meter-high busts of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
While the United States has passed more than 5 million confirmed corona cases, more than 162,000 dead and soaring unemployed, Trump believes he should get a place on this mountain.
Trump himself gave a speech in front of Mount Rushmore on US National Day on July 4. According to CNN, Governor Noem then met Trump with a 120-centimeter-high copy of the monument, which also included his face.
She has also previously mentioned Trump’s “dream”. According to the governor, she and Trump should have talked about the monument the first time they met after she became governor in 2018 with the newspaper Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Trump should then he
– Do you know that it’s my dream to have my face on Mount Rushmore? asked Trump, according to Noem.
– I started laughing. He did not laugh. He was completely serious, Nem told the newspaper.
Trump also raised the idea during a public rally in Youngstown, Ohio in 2017.
The good relationship between Trump and the South Dakota governor has also sparked speculation about whether she could take over as Vice Presidential candidate for Mike Pence before the election, according to the New York Times. This is currently flatly rejected by the White House.
Trump and his staff are currently facing major challenges in explaining the presidential orders Trump signed on Saturday while Congress is struggling to agree on a new rescue package. The president has spent the weekend at his golf club in New Jersey and among wealthy money friends at fundraisers.
However, very few believe that the new presidential decrees will actually save many millions of Americans from poverty after negotiations on a rescue package temporarily collapsed in Congress.
– Now that you look more closely at these, the kindest thing I can say is that he does not know what he is talking about, or that something is wrong there. This is unconstitutional mess, says Democrat speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to the AP.
Through presidential orders, Trump is putting greater economic pressure on already hard-pressed states. Critics also believe that they are unconstitutional and will thus be sued. Trump and his advisers themselves hope that it will help improve the economy, something the president will probably need to beat Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in November.
Among other things, Trump wants to continue parts of the federal unemployment benefit, which has helped millions of Americans in recent months. Until July 31, it has been $ 600 a week. Now Trump wants it to be $ 400 – of which the federal government will only pay $ 300 and the states will pay the rest.
Trump’s financial adviser, Larry Kudlow, struggled to explain the details during a television interview with CNN on Sunday.
Trump will also cut a tax, which will go to fund the social security schemes Medicare and Social Security. He has not explained how these schemes will now be financed if the tax is cut.
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