Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed that his face would be added to Mount Rushmore if he were a Democrat.
Trump’s allies have long flattered him with the idea that his likeness belongs in granite alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt.
“I know, I know — yeah, I would have,” Trump told host Dan Bongino during a podcast discussion published Wednesday, agreeing with Bongino’s suggestion that Trump would have been added to the South Dakota monument if he were a Democrat.
Trump also told Bongino that if he chooses to seek a second term in 2024, he’s likely to announce the decision immediately after the November 2022 congressional midterm elections.
“If I do that — and I am giving it the most serious consideration — I think probably the most appropriate time would be right after the ’22 election. That’s my opinion,” Trump said.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive onstage