Gov. Kristi Noem said the monument was not under threat but that gusting winds could cause conditions to change quickly.
After Ms. Noem, the South Dakota governor, flew to Washington on Air Force One, rumors about her ambitions ensued. She made a second trip to smooth things over with Mike Pence.
The president and his aides are holding out hope for ambitious convention programming, and have considered a return to Mount Rushmore or a speech by Melania Trump from Seneca Falls, N.Y.
Trump has gone to the well one time too many.
At this point, we know what we’re getting. Can America be persuaded to sign up for it again?
For Trump, the truth about patriarchal white supremacy defiles the American heroes who practiced it.
His ominous remarks were a concession to his political standing: trailing in the polls, lacking a booming economy or a positive message to campaign on, and leaning on culture wars to buoy his loyalists.
Down in the polls and failing to control a raging pandemic, the president cast himself as waging battle against a “new far-left fascism” that imperils American values and seeks to erase history.
She is the third person in proximity of President Trump known to have contracted the virus.
Our nation’s founding was a mess of contradictions. We must push America closer to its ideals.
The South Dakota landmark has drawn criticism over the land it occupies, the main sculptor behind it and the legacies of the men it memorializes.