WASHINGTON, D.C. (KCCR) – President Donald Trump is only days away from helping celebrate America’s 244th birthday. One of those joining Trump at the presidential stone carvings near Keystone will be South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds. Rounds is making his second trip to the monument with a sitting President.
Mount Rushmore has been the target of removal suggestions by some Native American Tribal leaders as other monuments across the country, mainly focused on the Confederacy, are being torn down. Rounds says he will support protecting Mount Rushmore.
The Crazy Horse monument has been under construction near Mount Rushmore for decades. Rounds isn’t sure a peace offering of federal funding to speed up construction would slow the talk of Rushmore’s removal.
The President is scheduled to land at Ellsworth Air Force Base on Friday afternoon.