Duckworth: Trump Standing on Stolen Ground at Mt Rushmore

Duckworth: Trump Standing on Stolen Ground at Mt Rushmore

July 7, 2020

Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, Sen. Tammy Duckworth complained President Trump was standing on “stolen” land at Mt. Rushmore in his speech Friday.

“He spend more time honoring dead Confederates than he did talking about the lives of our 130,000 Americans who lost their lives to COVID-19…” Duckworth said. “He spent all his time talking about dead traitors.” That is a grotesque mischaracterization of Trump’s speech, but Democrats can’t be bothered with the truth if they want to stay on-message.

Pressed about where the statue-toppling should end — should George Washington’s statue come down, for example — Duckworth dodged the point lamely: “I think we should listen to everybody. I think we should listen to the argument there, but remember that the president at Mount Rushmore was standing on ground that was stolen from Native Americans who had actually been given that land during a treaty.”

Even on Independence Day, Dems can’t bring themselves to show unity and patriotism.

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