The Democratic National Committee in a since-deleted tweet accused President Trump of “glorifying white supremacy” with his upcoming visit to Mount Rushmore to kick off Independence Day weekend.
“Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again,” The DNC’s official Twitter account tweeted Monday night before deleting it Tuesday morning. “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 DNC added a link to an article published by The Guardian last week that quotes Native American activists interviewed about the history of Mount Rushmore and called for the massive carving of the four presidents to be removed.