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Kristi Noem, Mount Rushmore

SD governor gave Trump bust with face on Mount Rushmore

South Dakota's governor gave Trump a bust with his face on Mount Rushmore

1/22/2021 7:15:00 AM

South Dakota's governor gave Trump a bust with his face on Mount Rushmore

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Thursday said she gave former president Donald Trump a $1,100 bust depicting the president on Mount Rushmore last year because she knew it was something he wanted to receive. The gift was presented to Trump when he visited South Dakota on July 3 for an Independence Day fireworks celebration . The Mount Rushmore miniature stood 4 feet (1.3 meters) and depicted Trump alongside former presidents George Washington , Thomas Jefferson , Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump stands at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, near Keystone, S.D. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she gave former president Donald Trump a $1,100 bust depicting the president on Mount Rushmore last year because she knew it was something he wanted to receive. The gift was presented to Trump when he visited South Dakota on Friday, July 3, 2020 for an Independence Day fireworks celebration. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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STEPHEN GROVESJanuary 22, 2021, 12:20 AMPIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Thursday said she gave former president Donald Trump a $1,100 bust depicting the president on Mount Rushmore last year because she knew it was something he wanted to receive.

The gift was presented to Trump when he visited South Dakota on July 3 for an Independence Day fireworks celebration. The Mount Rushmore miniature stood 4 feet (1.3 meters) and depicted Trump alongside former presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. headtopics.com

It was not immediately known where Trump's face was positioned on the bust that Noem gave him.Trump's financial disclosures released Wednesday by the Office of Government Ethics say the bust cost $1,100, which Noem said was paid by private donations she solicited.

The Republican governor said she always tries to give gifts “that somebody wants to receive.”“I knew that that was something that he would find special,” she said.Noem said in 2018 that Trump once told her that it was his dream to have his face carved into the monument. He later joked at a campaign rally about joining the presidents on the massive monument.

Noem pushed to have fireworks return to Mount Rushmore last year as part of an Independence Day celebration. The pyrotechnic display was canceled for a decade because of fire danger after a pine beetle infestation.Noem said Thursday that she hoped that the fireworks could continue every year and said she would like to have President Joe Biden attend.

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Ridiculous! Thou shall have no other God...what a heathen she is. That's what Trump's presidency was, a bust, and he's going to get busted. 🤮 Ugh if his face were to be there he’d be the only one term, twice impeached president on the mountain!!! Winner winner chicken dinner. Lol Gag! Another anecdote about the clown.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem sleeps with her Trumpybear. Stay away from OPP. Don’t get the HIV. Photo? valerileist Omg - that's just sickening pandering. These are the folks that really need to be put through Cult Deprograming Programs (paid for by the R Party, of course) Losers Trolling: they're only weapon

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