Donald Trump ‘tried to get his face carved into Mount Rushmore’

A WHITE House official tried to get Donald Trump’s face carved into Mount Rushmore, it has been reported.

The aide is said to have made inquiries about adding an additional president to the massive monument.

A White House aide reportedly put in a request to get Donald Trump’s face carved into Mount Rushmore
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Donald Trump and Melania visited Mount Rushmore in South Dakota for Independence Day celebrations[/caption]

It was claimed the official discreetly approached the office of South Dakota governor Kristi Noem last year.

But details of the approach only emerged over the weekend in The New York Times.

Mrs Noem, 48, previously claimed the US president told her in 2017 that “it’s my dream to have my face on Mount Rushmore”.

The governor did present Mr Trump with a four-foot replica of Mount Rushmore – with his face added – after he made a visit to the state early last month.

Images of four presidents – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt – were carved in the 1941 sculpture, which took 14 years to create.

The attraction in the Black Hills, which features the whopping 60ft tall faces, attracts more than two million visitors a year.

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A White House aide is said to have discreetly approached South Dakota governor Kristi Noem[/caption]

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