The Democrats, the official Twitter account of the Democratic National Committee, raised eyebrows on Monday night for accusing President Trump of “glorifying white supremacy” after he scheduled a Fourth of July celebration at Mount Rushmore.
Trump is set to attend a fireworks display at the iconic landmark that honors George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
But a tweet from the Democrats’ official Twitter page took issue with the president for holding the event there and shared a link to an article published by The Guardian last week about the criticism he has received from the Native American community.
“Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again,” The Democrats wrote. “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.”
Critics pounded the Democrats for the tweet, which has since been deleted.
“Would be curious to hear @TheDemocrats explain what part of shooting off fireworks at Mt. Rushmore for the 4th of July “glorifies white supremacy”. The fireworks? Mt. Rushmore itself? The 4th of July?” GOP pollster Logan Dobson asked. “Like I think I know