During an Independence Day event in Florida, former President Donald Trump questioned his successor’s patriotism.
Trump claimed that Vice President Joe Biden is “is perhaps the most unpatriotic president in American history” for canceling a Fourth of July fireworks display at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota due to worries about the transmission of COVID-19.
“We had fantastic fireworks at Mount Rushmore… and it was wonderful, and then I noticed the next day that they are refusing to allow it to happen again. I believe they do so despite themselves “He told a throng in Sarasota Saturday night. “It is ludicrous. It is heartbreaking.”
Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota sued the National Park Service after the federal agency denied a request to hold fireworks at Mount Rushmore on the Fourth of July. On June 2, the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota dismissed Noem’s claim, with a judge saying that while the fireworks show was “appealing” ruling in his favor would constitute “improper judicial activism.”
Trump joked that the Left wanted to “to cancel the heroes on Mount Rushmore,” joking that they want to replace President Thomas Jefferson’s portrait at Washington, D.C.’s Jefferson Memorial with that of Al Sharpton or Joe Biden.
“[It is] intolerable. We put an end to that. That was going to happen — they were on their way there, and I signed the bill [stating, ‘If you touch it, you face ten years in prison,’] and everyone turned around and returned home “He appeared to be referring to a June 2020 executive order aimed at preventing vandalism against monuments and statues.
Trump also chastised Biden for scrapping his 1776 Commission, which advocated for “patriotic education” in public schools in the United States, while also taking a shot at the 1619 Project, which maintained that the United States was founded on slavery.
“The mission for all of us here tonight is to preserve the legacy of July 4, 1776, and to defend our liberty from the radical Left movement that seeks to cancel this date, demolish our heritage, and destroy our beloved nation,” he stated.
Biden dissolved Trump’s 1776 Commission on his first day in office. The president appears to have taken a contrary position, nominating proponents of critical race theory to high positions in the United States administration.
“We won’t ignore what our intelligence agencies have determined to be the most lethal terrorist threat to our homeland today: White supremacy is terrorism,” Biden stated in April.