President Trump hints at July 4th visit to Mount Rushmore
WASHINGTON — During his speech at the signing ceremony of the US-China trade agreement, President Donald Trump floated a potential visit to Mount Rushmore for the return of the July 4th fireworks celebration.
While thanking his allies and supporters in the room, President Trump spoke directly to South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.
“We’re gonna do a big fireworks display, right?” he said. “Mount Rushmore, we’re going over. I think I’m going to try and be there on July 4th.”
Mount Rushmore hasn’t held an Independence Day fireworks display since 2009, and with anticipation for its return already high, word spread quickly on social media.
— Rep. Dusty Johnson (@RepDustyJohnson) January 15, 2020
President Trump has long been a supporter of efforts to bring the fireworks show back to Mount Rushmore, and tweeted his support for the announcement of their return in 2019.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2019