The Democratic National Committee’s official Twitter account Tuesday accused President Donald Trump of “holding a rally glorifying white supremacy” before quickly taking the tweet down, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reports.
Several people managed to get screengrabs of the tweet before it was removed. The tweet referenced Trump’s July 3 visit to Mount Rushmore in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, ahead of the Independence Day weekend. The event will also include fireworks and a military aircraft flyovers.
According the screengrab, the now-deleted tweet read:
“Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again. 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.”
The website promoting the event says, “There will be hoop dancers and Lakota storytellers sharing the state’s Native American culture, performances by the United States Air Force Academy concert band, and many other talented people.”
But despite Native American participation at the event, Mount Rushmore, with the giant carvings of presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt on its face, has become a target as activists have pulled down and defaced statues of Confederate leaders, Founding