“Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again,” the Democrats wrote on Twitter, with a link to an article in the British newspaper the Guardian, in the now-deleted tweet. “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 linked story from the Guardian quotes Oglala Lakota tribe member Nick Tilsen, the president of local activist group “NDN Collective,” as calling Mount Rushmore a symbol of “white supremacy.”
“Mount Rushmore is a symbol of white supremacy, of structural racism that’s still alive and well in society today,” Tilsen said, a message echoed by the Democrat Party’s formal Twitter account.
The Guardian piece goes on to note that Tilsen wants to see Mount Rushmore torn down altogether.
The push from the Democrats to target Mount Rushmore comes as leftist activists tear down monuments and statues around the country. But the move by the Democrat Party to put the iconic American mountainside monument to four great American presidents–George Washington, Thomas Jefhttps://twitter.com/govkristinoem/status/1275415631609958400ferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln–in the crosshairs by claiming it represents “white supremacy” when it clearly does not may go too far for some voters.
Several on Twitter were quick to rip the Democrats for pushing attempts to destroy Mount Rushmore:
The Democratic Party's plan to run on a "Mount Rushmore is racist" platform was truly innovative. pic.twitter.com/HA0uxwKWUO
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) June 30, 2020
And… deleted as I expected. Don't worry, @TheDemocrats; I saved it for you. pic.twitter.com/ElV0F8yWiO
— jon gabriel (@exjon) June 30, 2020
Trump is set to appear on Friday at the historic landmark in South Dakota’s Black Hills. The fireworks celebration at which the president will speak is limited in crowd size to just 7,500 people, and tickets were awarded by lottery, according to South Dakota authorities.
Last week, Trump signed an executive order protecting monuments from rioters and others who would seek to destroy or tear them down.
“They’re tearing down statues, desecrating monuments, and purging dissenters,” Trump said in a statement accompanying the executive order. “It’s not the behavior of a peaceful political movement; it’s the behavior of totalitarians and tyrants and people that don’t love our country.”
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, in a recent tweet, said she would protect Mount Rushmore from radicals who want to tear it down:
Noem addressed it further in an interview on Fox and Friends last week, saying that this is now about a “radical rewriting of our history.”
“What my message is, is that this is no longer about equality, this is a radical rewriting of our history, and in South Dakota we won’t stand for it,” Noem said. “This is a national monument. The more we focus on the flaws of these men that are on our mountain, the less likely we are to recognize the virtues and the lessons we can learn from their lives. So that really is the message that I have for South Dakotans that love this mountain and Mount Rushmore for this country, that recognize what it represents to us, and we will do all that we can to make sure that that message is loud and clear, that we will make sure that Mount Rushmore stays as majestic as it is today.”
New Poll Finds 38 Percent Of Voters Believe Joe Biden Has Dementia – Even 20 Percent Of Democrats
This article was sourced from The Gateway Pundit
Joe Biden is not the man he used to be.
This is obvious to anyone who watches him try to string a sentence together these days.
A new poll confirms that people see this for what it is.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Poll: 20% of Democrats ‘think Biden has dementia,’ 38% among all voters
Joe Biden’s gaffes and mumblings are catching up to him with his own base of voters, with one-fifth believing he has dementia, according to a new survey.
Rasmussen Reports revealed in new data shared with Secrets that 20% of Democrats believe he suffers from the debilitating disease. Many more Republicans, 66%, agree.
Overall, 38% believe Biden has dementia, likely driven by his misstatements during speeches and Zoom events.
Seniors are the age group most likely to think Biden is suffering from dementia, said the Rasmussen analysis.
The report followed a Zogby poll that found 55% believe that the 77-year-old Democrat and former vice president is in the early stages of dementia. “Right now voters have questions concerning Biden’s mental health and stamina,” said the Zogby analysis.
CNS News has more on this:
Poll: 38% of Voters Believe Biden Has Dementia, 61% Want Him to Publicly Address Issue
While 38% said “yes,” Biden is suffering from dementia, slightly under half (48%) said “no” and 14% were “not sure.” Sixty-six percent (66%) of Republicans believe Biden has dementia – more than three times the percent of Democrats (20%) and greater than twice those with “other” political leanings (20%).
Likewise, while 61% of all voters said it’s important (41% “very important,” 20% “somewhat important”) for Biden to “address the dementia issue publicly,” Republicans were the most likely to consider it crucial. Among Republicans, 81% said it’s either very (65%) or somewhat (16%) important for Biden to publicly address the issue. In contrast, 51% of both Democrats and “other” voters said they view it as at least somewhat important.
Democrats and the media will try to downplay this issue right up to election day.
This poll shows the American people know the score.
Cross posted from American Lookout.
This article was sourced from Breitbart