Trump: Rushmore Story Is Fake News But Good Idea

The Hill reports:

President Trump on Sunday night denied reports the White House had reached out to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) about adding his face to Mount Rushmore.

The New York Times reported earlier Sunday that a White House aide had contacted Noem’s office in 2019 to ask about the process for adding new presidents to Mount Rushmore. The report was aggregated by other news outlets, including CNN.

Noem, then a congresswoman, said in 2018 that Trump had told her he aspired to have his image on the monument and clarified to her that he was “totally serious,” according to the Argus Leader.