Russian State TV Puts Trump’s Face On Mount Rushmore
According to The Daily Beast, Kremlin-controlled Russian state media put President Trump on Mount Rushmore while setting out to “tickle” Trump’s “fragile ego amid falling ratings after his blustery appearance” at the South Dakota monument on Friday.
- Mentioning that Trump “had previously toyed with the idea he might be featured alongside Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Lincoln, Russia’s premier state media channel Rossiya-1 aired a graphic of Trump’s mug right up there on the mountain beside them,” the report said.
- Putin sent a telegram to congratulate Trump on America’s Independence Day. The Daily Beast wrote that “by avoiding a phone call Putin also avoided any direct pressure to address reports about the Kremlin paying bounties to the Taliban to kill American soldiers and coalition forces in Afghanistan.”
- Trump had “also avoided calling to congratulate [Putin] on Russia’s nationwide vote for constitutional amendments that assure Putin the Russian presidency for life,” the report continued.
“Trump-centric Fox News and the GOP follow the lead of America’s most pro-Russian president, churning out talking points that increasingly benefit the Kremlin,” Daily Beast wrote.