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    The Washington Post proclaimed that President Trump attempted to “resuscitate his troubled reelection campaign by galvanizing white supporters” during Friday’s patriotic Mount Rushmore speech and asserted that he moved to secure the “legacy of white domination.” The Post’s Robert Costa and Philip Rucker, in a July 4 screed not labeled opinion, unloaded on President Trump’s July 3 speech and asserted that Trump is alienating Republicans who are apparently “unnerved” by his “unyielding push to preserve Confederate symbols and the legacy...
    On Sunday, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), one of the women being discussed as a potential running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, signaled that she was open to the idea of taking down monuments to the Founding Fathers. “[T]here are leaders like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson who were slave owners, and some people are demanding that their monuments come down, too,” CNN’s Dana Bash said to the senator. “So, in your view, where does it end? Should statues, for...
    Bradley Cortright July 5, 2020 0 Comments After President Donald Trump held an Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore — which did not feature social distancing — some Republicans are saying the participants should have adhered to federal guidelines aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.  In an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) was asked what kind of example the event set as coronavirus cases are on the rise. He said, “When...
    Savannah Rychcik July 5, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is taking a swipe at President Donald Trump for spending too much time on what she believes was the wrong topic during his speech at South Dakota’s 2020 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration on Friday. CNN’s Dana Bash, replayed a clip of Trump discussing the importance of preserving the nation’s historical monuments and asked Duckworth for her opinion on whether statues of those including George Washington should come down. Duckworth...
    Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who is s among the shortlist of potential running mates for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, said she is open to listening to arguments for removing statues of founding fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Duckworth made the comments on CNNs State of the Union on Sunday. Show host Dana Bash asked Duckworth: Senator, I know that you support change in the name of military bases named after Confederate leaders, but there are leaders...
    President Donald Trump’s Mount Rushmore address is receiving criticism from Indigenous activists and human rights groups. According to the Climate Justice Alliance, the He Sapa or Black Hills, where Mount Rushmore is located, hold a special space for spiritual and political freedom for many native nations including the Shoshoni, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Crow, and Lakota. READ MORE: Trump says protesters targeting statues are trying to erase history in divisive Mount Rushmore speech “We will not mince words, America was founded...
    Melania Trump made the most of her second chance at a Fourth of July fashion weekend. The First Lady earned high marks for the white dress that she wore to an Independence Day celebration in the nation’s capital, just a day after an outfit she wore to a celebration at Mount Rushmore earned some viral attention and plenty of mockery on social media. Many people took to social media to praise the white dress which she paired with a red...
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) said President Donald Trump was standing on “stolen” land at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota on Friday. Duckworth said, “I think we should listen to everybody. I think we should listen to the argument there, but remember that the president at Mount Rushmore was standing on ground that was stolen from Native Americans who had actually been given that land during a treaty. And again, let’s talk about the greater...
    Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthSunday shows preview: Lawmakers to address alarming spike in coronavirus cases Duckworth to block military confirmations until Esper proves Vindman will be promoted Liberal veterans group urges Biden to name Duckworth VP MORE (D-Ill.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpProtesters tear down statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore Independence Day star Bill Pullman urges Americans to wear a freedom mask in July 4 PSA Protesters burn American flag outside White House after Trumps July...
    Democratic Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth said Americans should “listen to the argument” for removing monuments to George Washington, the first president of the United States. During a Sunday morning appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Duckworth was asked by guest anchor Dana Bash to react to President Donald Trump’s defense of U.S. monuments during his Thursday night speech at Mount Rushmore. “I know that you support changing the name of military bases named after Confederate leaders, but there are leaders like George Washington...
    The National Park Service says it did not require employees who worked the Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore on Friday to get tested for coronavirus, despite the record-high new cases in the US and President Donald Trump’s attendance at the event. “None of the Incident Management Team members for the event have reported exhibiting any symptoms or feeling unwell,” agency spokesperson Dana Soehn said in a statement Saturday. CNN reported that some Park Service staff were wearing masks and...
    Black Lives Matter protesters danced on top of an American flag in Washington, D.C. as the city celebrated Independence Day on Saturday. #BLM protesters dance and step on American flag on Blacks Lives Matter Plaza in DC pic.twitter.com/zIwNrFSLoy — Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) July 4, 2020 The footage was posted to Twitter hours before President Donald Trump spoke at the 2nd annual Salute to America in the nation’s capital. Trump centered his speech on the condemnation of protesters who...
    Former Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart is receiving backlash after some believed she flashed a white power sign at President Trumps Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore. Hart, 69, a former Miss South Dakota winner, made an appearance in her home state on Friday to host the Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration as Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived on Air Force One.  But Harts speculated use of a white power hand gesture left some audience members shocked and social media...
    A NATIONWIDE mask mandate could spark youths to rebel, US Surgeon General Jerome Adams has said, as he declined to discourage Americans from attending large-scale gatherings this weekend. Heres the challenge, if you make something mandatory, particularly for the younger age groups we are talking about, many of them will rebel and do the exact opposite, Adams said during an interview on NBCs Today show. 10 Jerome Adams said he wouldnt support a nationwide mask-wearing mandateCredit: AP:Associated Press I think its...
    After President Donald Trump delivered a forceful defense of American principles and ideals at Mount Rushmore ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, mainstream media outlets have characterized the president’s speech as divisive. Under the headline “At Mount Rushmore, Trump Digs Deeper Into Nation’s Divisions,” the Associated Press reports that the president “dug deeper into America’s divisions by accusing protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a ‘merciless campaign to wipe out our history.’” The president, in...
    Left-wing rocker Neil Young railed against President Donald Trump his music being played at Mount Rushmore on Friday ahead of ‘s speech. “I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me,” tweeted Young on Friday, in response to a Twitter user who posted a video of the song playing before the event. I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me https://t.co/iPVcFplOHa — Neil Young Archives (@NeilYoungNYA) July 4,...
    WASHINGTON – Kimberly Guilfoyle, girlfriend of the oldest son of US President Donald Trump, and one of the main members of the fundraising committee for the Republican leader’s reelection campaign, tested positive for COVID-19, confirmed NBC News. Guilfoyle, who is asymptomatic, was diagnosed in South Dakota before attending the president-led event at Mount Rushmore. The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr, tested negative. The chief of staff of the Trump Campaign Finance Committee, Sergio Gor, said in a statement quoted...
    Donald Trump appeared to have a bit of trouble pronouncing some of the names of America’s founding fathers during his Fourth of July speech at Mount Rushmore, and now clips of the president’s difficulties are gaining viral interest on Twitter. Trump came under fire for the tone of his speech on Friday, in which he marked the start of Independence Day weekend with remarks that many saw as sharply partisan and taking aim at protesters on the left. But critics...
    ALEXANDER Hamilton, Jackie Robinson, and Antonin Scalia are among the honorees named to President Donald Trump’s National Garden of American Heroes. Speaking in a July 4th address at Mount Rushmore, Trump announced he was signing an executive order for a new national monument featuring statues of great Americans. 12 President Ronald Reagan is pictured at a rally in 1982Credit: Getty Images - Getty 12 On Friday, Trump spoke about the famous carved mountain backdrop behind himCredit: AP:Associated Press 12 Harriet...
    ROCKER Neil Young has voiced his disapproval at his music being featured at a Donald Trump rally which took place at Mount Rushmore on Friday night. Youngs songs Like a Hurricane and Rockin in the Free World were both played during the South Dakota event. 9 Neil Young has voiced his disapprovalCredit: Twitter This is NOT ok with me... Young tweeted after a video of the rally emerged. I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux and this is NOT...
    MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. - U.S. President Donald Trump kicked off the country’s July Fourth celebrations Friday night at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, telling the crowd their children “are taught in school to hate their own country” and insisting that what he called a radical assault from the left needs to be stopped to preserve the American way of life. Trump also warned the crowd that the demonstrations against racial inequality that have spread across the country in...
    Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell pounded the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Friday for playing the “race card” with Mount Rushmore and equating the iconic monument to “white supremacy.” “I am embarrassed to be a Democrat tonight,” he told Fox News’ “Hannity.” The DNC tweeted Monday, “Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again. 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...
    The New York Times took it on the chin on Twitter after a critical report characterizing President Donald Trump’s Friday night speech at Mount Rushmore as “dark and divisive.” Trump’s speech centered on patriotism, rule of law, and the veneration of heroes and the protection of monuments honoring them. It also included a firm rebuke of those who would deface Mount Rushmore as they have so many other statues and monuments. “I am here as your president to proclaim before...
                President Trump traveled to South Dakota Friday to kick off Independence Day celebrations across America with an historic appearance at Mount Rushmore. In front of a packed, open-air audience of about 7,500, the president delivered a much-anticipated remarks White House representatives promised would be an unapologetic and full-throated defense of American culture, values, history, and future. Watch the full event: President Trump and The First Lady at Mount Rushmore TONIGHT—President Trump...
    On the eve of Independence Day in America, President Donald Trump gave a speech at the foot of Mount Rushmore. His speech was more about the protection of monuments and statues than about uniting the country during a time of racial unrest. With several thousand attendees at the South Dakota rally, the president used this time to mostly address the demonstrators during the George Floyd protests, implying that these “angry mobs” possess malicious intent under the guise of Black Lives...