Former President Donald Trump questioned his successor’s patriotism during an Independence Day celebration in Florida.
Trump said President Joe Biden “is perhaps the most unpatriotic president in American history” because his administration canceled a planned Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota due to concerns about the transmission of COVID-19.
“We had fireworks at Mount Rushmore that were so incredible … and it was wonderful, and then, I saw the other day that they refuse to allow it to happen again. I think they do it in spite,” he told a Sarasota crowd Saturday night. “It’s so ridiculous. It’s so sad.” . . .
Trump alleged that the Left wants “to cancel the heroes on Mount Rushmore,” jokingly saying they want to replace the likeness of President Thomas Jefferson at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., with that of Al Sharpton or Biden.
“[It’s] not acceptable. We stopped that. That was going to — they were heading that way, and I signed the bill [saying], ‘If you touch it, you go to jail for 10 years,’ and everyone turned around, and they went back home,” he said in an apparent reference to a June 2020 executive order designed to protect monuments and statues from vandalism.