Donald Trump re-posts edited image of his likeness on Mount Rushmore, with his face looming out of the rock next to George Washington's

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US President Donald Trump arrives for the Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020.SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images
  • Trump on Monday re-posted an edited image on Truth Social of his face carved into Mount Rushmore.

  • Trump also re-posted another image of himself standing next to a seemingly empty space on the monument.

  • Trump has long expressed his interest at being added to Mount Rushmore.

Donald Trump on Monday re-posted an edited image on Truth Social that showed his face being added to Mount Rushmore.

The image, posted by a follower named "Patriotic American Alpha Sauce," showed Trump's face looming out of the side of Mount Rushmore, just over George Washington's shoulder.

Screengrab of Truth Social post from Donald Trump on June 6 2022
Trump 'Re-Truthed' a post from a follower that showed his face being added to Mount Rushmore.Screengrab/Truth Social

The former president also re-posted a second image from a 2020 media appearance, which showed him grinning next to what looked like a vacant space on the mountain.

Screengrab of Trump's Truth Social post on June 6 2020
Trump also re-posted this image of himself standing in front of Mount Rushmore, seemingly filling up an empty space on the monument.Screengrab/Truth Social

According to the National Park Service, even if another president were to desire their likeness to be etched on South Dakota's Mount Rushmore for eternity, there is no more secure space left for another face. However, The New York Times reported in 2020 that a Trump White House aide reached out to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's office to find out about the process of adding more faces.

This was also not the first time Noem would have heard of such a request — the governor said Trump brought the idea of him being added to Mount Rushmore the first time they met in the oval office. However, Noem also gave Trump a bronze "Mount Trumpmore" sculpture — a miniature of his face added to the monument — which he appeared to still have displayed in his office as of November 2021.

For his part, Trump denied asking to be added to Mount Rushmore, but said that the concept "sounds like a good idea" to him.

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