SIOUX FALLS—The statue “Mount Trumpmore” that the Governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem gave to President Donald Trump at that time—Put him on the iconic monument — unscathed.
The bronze – which has remained unseen since it was presented – made a surprise appearance in a photo Trump released on Tuesday showing him meeting Kyle Rittenhouse at Mar-a-Lago.
The sculpture, created by South Dakota artists Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby can be seen underneath a table at the Trump resort in Palm Beach, Florida
“Great,” Leuning told The Daily Beast when the photo was shared with him. “It is our work. Sure. That’s pretty cool. ” He said it was good to see the policy on display because often “everything goes into the closet.”
Noem presented “Mount Trumpmore” to Trump on July 3, 2020, before he spoke at Mount Rushmore as part of a political rally and fireworks. It was paid for by anonymous donors.
The gift was reported after the event, but it wasn’t seen until The Daily Beast posted pictures of it earlier this year in a story revealing who made it.
The photo of the sculpture originates from Trump’s meeting on Tuesday with Rittenhouse days after he was acquitted of criminal charges from a deadly August 25 shooting during a protest in Kenosha. , Wisconsin.
The former president said the 18-year-old, who has become the darling of the Republican Party, is a “fan” of him. “
“Really a nice guy. What he went through… it was misconduct by the prosecution,” Trump said. “He shouldn’t have gone through a trial for that.”
Leuning and Treeby are also Trump fans and rushed to work on the Rushmore mashup so Noem could present it for the July 4 event.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/kyle-rittenhouse-picture-reveals-trump-has-bizarre-sculpture-at-mar-a-lago?source=articles&via=rss Kyle Rittenhouse Image Reveals Trump Has Strange Sculpture At Mar-a-Lago