Ain’t no mountain high enough for Trump, not even Rushmore

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Ain’t no mountain high enough for Trump, not even Rushmore

Kerfuffle over Trump’s desire to have his face on the monument was culmination of a tough weekend for president

David Millward

A White House official has made discreet inquiries into the possibility of Donald Trump’s image being carved into Mount Rushmore.

According to The New York Times, the official, who was not named, approached the office of Kristi Noem, the South Dakota governor, last year to ask how an additional president could be added to the monument.

Details of the approach emerged over the weekend. Likenesses of four presidents – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt – were immortalised in the massive 1941 sculpture that took 14 years to create...

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