The DNC posted on its official Twitter account Monday evening about Trump’s plan to attend a fireworks show on the monument to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt within the Black Hills of South Dakota, Fox Information reported.
“Trump has disrespected Native communities again and again,” the DNC wrote. “He’s tried to restrict their voting rights and blocked vital pandemic aid. Now he’s holding a rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore – a area as soon as sacred to tribal communities.”
The tweet linked to an article in The Guardian that quoted Native People who have been vital of Trump visiting lands they contend have been stolen from them.
However many Republicans captured a screen-grab of the deleted tweet.
“If you happen to help America’s founding and our heroes all through our historical past you’re now ‘glorifying white supremacy’?,” wrote Elizabeth Harrington, the spokeswoman for the Republican Nationwide Committee, linking to the DNC publish.
“That is insane, traditionally illiterate nonsense,” she mentioned. “When will Joe Biden condemn his personal social gathering’s hatred of America?”
GOP pollster Logan Dobson mentioned he would love Democrats to clarify what about Trump’s go to “glorifies white supremacy.”
“The fireworks? Mt. Rushmore itself? The 4th of July?” Dobson mentioned. “Like I believe I do know what they’re implying right here, and the tweet was clearly designed to inform their base one thing, however it could be actually instructive in the event that they have been really made to reply the query.”
Nick Tilsen, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe, instructed The Guardian that Trump’s go to is disrespectful.
“Mount Rushmore is a logo of white supremacy, of structural racism that’s nonetheless alive and nicely in society at this time,” he mentioned.
Tilsen, the president of an area activist group, NDN Collective, likened their opposition to Trump’s go to to the toppling of Accomplice statues throughout the nations within the wake of George Floyd’s demise on Could 25 whereas in Minneapolis police custody.
A request for remark from the DNC wasn’t instantly returned.