Ivanka Trump Tweets Her Dad On Mt. Rushmore — Twitter Users Have Other Ideas For Him
Donald Trump reportedly has fantasies of being added to Mount Rushmore. His daughter Ivanka indulged this on Monday by tweeting a photo from the president’s July trip to the monument — it’s the photo angled so that it gives the appearance of adding the president to the mountain. However, the general public wasn’t having it.
Ivanka’s photo tweet appears to place Trump alongside Abraham Lincoln — a notion that might be appealing to Trump, but is repulsive and offensive to much of the nation. It’s just one of several similar shots Trump posed for on the same trip.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) December 7, 2020
However, the Twitterverse was quick to offer alternative suggestions, including Trump’s portrait on toilet paper, and an alternate Mount Rushmore for presidents who thrive on alternate facts, or substituting a different image in place of Trump’s face.
Your dad's likeness on Mount Rushmore, Ivanka?
Sorry, this is the only spot that's going work 👇pic.twitter.com/EKC4a8udf7
— The Protest Films (@TheProtestFilms) December 7, 2020
Sure. Turn Mar a Lago into a theme park for failure.
— Tom Fetter (@TomFetter2) December 7, 2020
vanka Trump shares photo of father on Mount Rushmore hill. Ivanka thinks her dad should be enshrined on Mt. Rushmore!
— cognizant canuck (@CanuckCognizant) December 7, 2020
Here princess. Fixed it. pic.twitter.com/QuG4Ad8mf2
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) December 7, 2020
Prison was floated as an option for a new location for Trump, as was a garbage truck.
Send a picture back with Trump on Rikers. That’s “appropriate “. Ivanka Trump Posted Her Dad ’On’ Mt. Rushmore, People Are Dragging Her https://t.co/55LLF18MjH
— Arnie Brown (@arnie_brown5) December 7, 2020
Unfortunately, he won't be able to see Mount Rushmore from his New York State Department of Corrections prison cell.
— Lance Hartwich (@HartwichLaw) December 7, 2020
I could see a Garbage Truck with His Face on It 🤔
— Eddy Martinez (@Edmart2531) December 7, 2020
They don't put presidents like your "daddy" on Mt. Rushmore. They put them in prison
— Lucy Got a Better 🇺🇸 😷 Yay Biden-Harris! (@LucysOnIt) December 7, 2020
Quite a few referenced the fact that Mount Rushmore was known as The Six Grandfathers by the Lakota Sioux before being co-opted for the patriotic display.
Putting Trump on a half-completed project on land its original owners were cheated out of and then bragging about it is so on-brand it makes my teeth hurt. https://t.co/GcBDuIqLwy
— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) December 7, 2020
Plenty of people pointed out that, unlike the other U.S. Presidents carved in stone, Trump lost his election when campaigning for a second term (and lost the popular vote both times that he ran) and that his legacy is a far cry from that of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or Theodore Roosevelt.
Four of the five won a second term. Guess which one didn’t!
— Pepe L. (@realpepejoe) December 7, 2020
FYI: 1term LOSERS don't get their faces on the side of Rushmore.
It's more likely he'll be breaking rocks in an orange jumpsuit.
— boxtop (@iamboxtop) December 7, 2020
Wishful thinking.. Mount Rushmore has sculptures of real leaders and winners.. smart intelligent people, your dad will stick out like a sore thumb
— Patrick Vee (@PatrickVee1) December 7, 2020
Donald Trump may have been due for an ego soothing, with the election over, all his lawsuits failing miserably, and the electoral vote only a week away. Still, if Ivanka was hoping to butter him up with this tweet, she’ll need to make sure he doesn’t see any of the responses.