Trump was endlessly mocked on social media over what he spoke about during his time in Mt. Rushmore He addressed the strength of America in his speech and revealed that he is creating a "national garden" that will feature statues of American "heroes".
He led into the announcement by paying tribute to a litany of American icons, from political figures like Ulysses S. Grant and Frederick Douglass to entertainers like Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.
However, more and more U.S. states reported that the percentage of people who test positive was also rising, indicating that a growing share of the population is being infected.
The president recently organised large events in Oklahoma and Arizona, drawing criticism for risking further outbreaks as Covid-19 cases continue to rise nationwide. Gor says Guilfoyle is doing well and canceling her public events.
In a video shared with Reuters, several white vans blocked the road and protesters criticized Trump's visit for increasing the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus and for celebrating US independence in an area that is sacred to them.
A military flyover and fireworks were among the planned events. She said her family was divided on Trump but she is "more of a Trump supporter".
"We're going to have thousands of people, shoulder to shoulder at these events - someone in line to see a president and being able to see fireworks at Mount Rushmore - they are probably not likely to disqualify themself because they developed a cough the day of or the day before", Mayor Steve Allender said.
The Trump administration has been eager to maintain a festive atmosphere during the holiday weekend, but the mood was additionally muted by both Texas and Florida announcing record-breaking infection spikes on Saturday.
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Trump did briefly thank those "working tirelessly to kill the virus" during his comments Friday.
Kristi Noem told Fox News ahead of the event that while free masks would be provided, attendees would not be required to wear them or to practice social distancing.
There have been much more than 2.7 million circumstances of COVID-19 in the United States, with far more than 130,000 fatalities connected to the disorder, according to NBC News' depend.
Confirmed cases are climbing in 40 states, and the USA set another record Friday with 52,300 newly reported infections, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.
He claimed that the U.S. was witnessing a "merciless campaign" to wipe out its history, defame its heroes and indoctrinate its children.
Trump's endorsement of big gatherings at the National Mall and at Mount Rushmore came as many communities chose to scrap fireworks, parades and other holiday traditions in hopes of avoiding yet more surges in infection. Two of the former presidents depicted - George Washington and Thomas Jefferson - were slave-owners.
"We are on the way to a tremendous victory", he said.
The vans were towed away and several protesters were arrested after the police declared the road block an "unlawful assembly", local newspaper the Argus Leader reported.
The White House issued the executive order late Friday shortly after Trump delivered a combatively political speech at Mount Rushmore denouncing recent acts by anti-racism protesters who destroyed or defaced national monuments.