Mt. Rushmore to get double treat on July 4 as fireworks return after 20 years

Mt. Rushmore to get double treat on July 4 as fireworks return after 20 years
Image: Public domain; LU Staff

[Ed. – The usual caterwauling will ensue.  Will “protesters” bestir themselves to break lingering coronavirus restrictions (outside South Dakota, if not inside) in order to #Resist a POTUS visit?]

President Trump said Friday that he plans to travel to South Dakota to view a fireworks show at Mount Rushmore on July 3 after his administration lifted environmental restrictions that prevented such displays.

“For 20 years or something it hasn’t been allowed for environmental reasons. You believe that one? It’s all stone,” Trump told conservative personality Dan Bongino on his podcast. …

There have not been fireworks at the monument since 2009, but the Department of the Interior performed an environmental assessment that found there would be “no significant impact” if the show proceeded this year.

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