Trump denies WH asked about including him to Mount Rushmore …

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President Donald Trump has slammed a report that a White House aide reached out to South Dakota GOP Gov. Kristi Noem to ask about the process for adding presidents to Mount Rushmore, calling it “fake news.”

Then, he called it a “good idea.”

About denies
Denial, in ordinary English usage, is asserting that a statement or allegation is not true (which might be accurate or inaccurate). It may also mean the refusal of a request, but this article covers denial of true factual claims.
In psychology, denialism is a person’s choice to deny reality as a way to avoid a psychologically uncomfortable truth.
In psychoanalytic theory (which has been criticized as unscientific and factually unfounded), denial is a defense mechanism in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence. The concept of denial is important in twelve-step programs where the abandonment or reversal of denial that substance dependence is problematic forms the basis of the first, fourth, fifth, eighth and tenth steps.
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Trump denies WH asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore …

About adding
Addition (usually signified by the plus symbol +) is one of the four basic operations of arithmetic, the other three being subtraction, multiplication and division. The addition of two whole numbers results in the total amount or sum of those values combined. The example in the adjacent picture shows a combination of three apples and two apples, making a total of five apples. This observation is equivalent to the mathematical expression “3 + 2 = 5” i.e., “3 add 2 is equal to 5”.
Besides counting items, addition can also be defined and executed without referring to concrete objects, using abstractions called numbers instead, such as integers, real numbers and complex numbers. Addition belongs to arithmetic, a branch of mathematics. In algebra, another area of mathematics, addition can also be performed on abstract objects such as vectors and matrices.
Addition has several important properties. It is commutative, meaning that order does not matter, and it is associative, meaning that when one adds more than two numbers, the order in which addition is performed does not matter (see Summation). Repeated addition of 1 is the same as counting; addition of 0 does not change a number. Addition also obeys predictable rules concerning related operations such as subtraction and multiplication.
Performing addition is one of the simplest numerical tasks. Addition of very small numbers is accessible to toddlers; the most basic task, 1 + 1, can be performed by infants as young as five months and even some members of other animal species. In primary education, students are taught to add numbers in the decimal system, starting with single digits and progressively tackling more difficult problems. Mechanical aids range from the ancient abacus to the modern computer, where research on the most efficient implementations of addition continues to this day.

“Never suggested it although, based on all of the many things accomplished during the first 3 1/2 years, perhaps more than any other Presidency, sounds like a good idea to me!” Trump said in a tweet late Sunday.

He also posted a photo from this year’s July Fourth weekend campaign-style appearance at Mount Rushmore — with his face carefully aligned with those of the other four of the nation’s most memorable presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

Trump denies WH asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore …

The New York Times reported earlier Sunday that when Noem greeted Trump upon his arrival in South Dakota on July 3, she presented him with a four-foot replica of Mount Rushmore that included his face.

According to the Times, a Republican official familiar with the matter said a White House aide reached out to Noem’s office last year to ask the process to add additional presidents to the monument.

Noem, a rising star in the Republican Party, knew even before then that Trump is keen on the idea.

President Donald Trump speaks during a fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial hopeful Kristi Noem in Sioux Falls, S.D., Sept. 7, 2018.

President Donald Trump speaks during a fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial hopeful Kristi Noem in Sioux Falls, S.D., Sept. 7, 2018.

Susan Walsh/AP, FILE

In a 2018 interview with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Noem said the two struck up a conversation about the prospect in the Oval Office during their first meeting.

“I started laughing,” she said. “He wasn’t laughing, so he was totally serious.”

She continued, “He said, ‘Kristi, come on over here. Shake my hand, and so I shook his hand, and I said, ‘Mr. President, you should come to South Dakota sometime. We have Mount Rushmore.’ And he goes, ‘Do you know it’s my dream to have my face on Mount Rushmore?'”

Trump also suggested he be added to Mount Rushmore at a campaign rally in Youngstown, Ohio, in 2017.

President Donald Trump smiles at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Friday, July 3, 2020, near Keystone, S.D.

President Donald Trump smiles at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Friday, July 3, 2020, near Keystone, S.D.

Alex Brandon/AP Photo

“I’d ask whether you think someday I might be on Mount Rushmore, but here’s the problem — if I did it, joking, totally joking, having fun, the fake news media will say, ‘He believes he should be on Mount Rushmore,'” Trump said.

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