He has confided that he dreams of being added to Mount Rushmore. Maybe this will have to do…
Environmentalist group wants to carve Trump’s face in glacier
by Max Jaeger
New York Post
May 1, 2018
They want to melt the president in effigy.
A Finnish group is raising money to carve President Trump’s face into a glacier and then live stream it as it thaws — all to raise awareness about global warming.
“There are still people who ponder whether it’s (global warming) a real issue. We want to build the monument for all of us, so we can see how long the sculpture lasts before melting,” Nicolas Prieto of the Melting Ice association said in a statement.
“Often people only believe something when they see it with their own eyes.”
The group — which calls the project “Trumpmore” in a nod to Mount Rushmore — is trying to raise just south of $500,000 to create the 115-foot-tall carving, which would have roughly the same dimensions as the sculptures adorning Rushmore.
Melting Ice thinks the actual construction would take a team of Finnish and Mongolian sculptors about four weeks to complete. Then they aim to train a live stream on the carving to watch it melt.
The group is “working hard to minimize all our C02 emissions caused by traveling and other actions related to the project,” according to its website.
Trump has repeatedly called global warming a “hoax.”
He also floated the idea of his likeness appearing on Mt. Rushmore during a campaign stop in Ohio last year.
“Now here’s what I do. I’d ask whether or not you someday think I will be on Mount Rushmore,” Trump said at the time. “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.’ So I won’t say it. Okay? I won’t say it.”
But Trump secretly confided in Republican South Dakota U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem that “it’s my dream to have my face on Mount Rushmore,” Noem told the South Dakota Argus-Leader in a story published last Tuesday.