Trump pushes racial division and flouts virus rules at Mount Rushmore

Trump pushes racial division and flouts virus rules at Mount Rushmore

By STEPHEN GROVES and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated PressMOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) — At the foot of Mount Rushmore on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump made a direct appeal to disaffected white voters four months before Election Day, accusing protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history.”The president dug further into American divisions Friday, offering a discordant tone to an electorate battered by a pandemic and wounded by racial injustice following the high-profile killings of Black people. He ...


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