Indian Leader Calls for Destruction of Mount Rushmore

As President Trump prepares for a pre-Independence Day visit to the iconic Mount Rushmore, a far-left Indian leader is calling for the destruction of the monument, as reported by USA Today.

Julian Bear Runner, president of the Oglala Sioux tribe, is preparing an official statement voicing his disapproval of the president’s planned trip to the historic monument on July 3rd. He considers the land to be Indian territory and thus says that the federal government should cooperate with the tribal government to arrange the trip.

But he went even further and declared his belief that Mount Rushmore should be destroyed; while he does not support the use of explosives to tear it down due to the environmental impact, he does ultimately think that it should be “removed.” Reacting to previous calls for Rushmore’s destruction, Governor Kristi Noem (R-N.D.) simply tweeted “not on my watch.”

Mount Rushmore is the largest, and perhaps most iconic, American monument to come under attack from the far-left, which has been vandalizing and tearing down statues and other monuments across the country over the last month. Among the statues destroyed are representations of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Francis Scott Key, Saint Junipero Serra, and Brigadier General Albert Pike.

Black Lives Matter and other far-left groups vowed to tear down a 144-year-old statue of Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Memorial, in Washington D.C. last night. However, a heavy police presence and the construction of metal fencing and concrete barriers around the memorial seemed to deter them, with the group moving their planned attempt to Friday night.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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