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New York Times Ripped For Describing Trump’s Mt. Rushmore Speech As ‘Dark And Divisive’

New York Times Ripped For Describing Trump’s Mt. Rushmore Speech As ‘Dark And Divisive’

The New York Times took it on the chin on Twitter after a critical report characterizing President Donald Trump’s Friday night speech at Mount Rushmore as “dark and divisive.”

Trump’s speech centered on patriotism, rule of law, and the veneration of heroes and the protection of monuments honoring them. It also included a firm rebuke of those who would deface Mount Rushmore as they have so many other statues and monuments.

“I am here as your president to proclaim before the country and before the world: This monument will never be desecrated; these heroes will never be defaced; their legacy will never ever be destroyed; their achievements will not be forgotten, and Mount Rushmore will stand forever as an eternal tribute to our forefathers and our freedom,” the president said to chants of “USA! USA! USA!” from the crowd.

“Standing in a packed amphitheater in front of Mount Rushmore for an Independence Day celebration, President Trump delivered a dark and divisive speech on Friday that cast his struggling effort to win a second term as a battle against a ‘new far-left fascism’ seeking to wipe out the nation’s values and history,” Karni wrote.

The Times tweet of the story drew a bevy of criticism from Trump supporters. Here is a sampling:

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