President Donald J. Trump gave a passionate speech at the base of Mount Rushmore last Friday, but some media outlets reported that it was a “divisive culture war message,” (The Washington Post) or had been used to “drag America backward” (CNN).
In a jaw-dropping speech that amounted to culture war bonfire, President Trump used the backdrop of Mount Rushmore to frame protesters as a nefarious left-wing mob that intends to “end America,” CNN’s Maeve Reston writes.https://t.co/JJ2QDo2Rm4
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In the speech, Trump said, “Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children.” Newt Gingrich said his speech at Mount Rushmore “may be the most important and historic speech of his career” and that it “was the clearest statement against a domestic threat to American freedom ever given by a modern national leader.”
On Saturday, we asked you: “Was Trump’s Mount Rushmore Speech Divisive?” 93% of poll takers said, “not at all.” 5% said “yes.” In the comments, Tommie said, “I think it was a beautiful and uplifting speech. He spoke the truth and people need to hear the truth. These protest have got to stop!” Another person, Chris, added, “I was there! People were courteous, respectful, and kind! The president’s speech was patriotic, moving, and laid out the truth in what it will take to protect our republic.”
See the results below.
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