President Trump set to kick off a historic July Fourth celebration at Mount Rushmore; reaction from civil rights attorney Leo Terrell, Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs and Jenna Ellis, senior legal adviser to Trump 2020 campaign.
Civil rights attorney Leo Tyrrell told “Hannity” Friday that a now-deleted tweet from the Democratic National Committee that tried to link Mount Rushmore with “white supremacy” made him “embarrassed to be a Democrat.”
On Monday, the DNC’s Twitter account @TheDemocrats posted the message: “Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again. He’s attempted to limit their voting rights and blocked critical pandemic relief. Now he’s holding a rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore- a region once sacred to tribal communities.”
“[Mount Rushmore] is a great place for the president to celebrate our nation’s birthday,” Terrell told “Hannity” guest host Jason Chaffetz ahead of Trump’s address at the national monument.
“That tweet — I want people to hear this,” Terrell went on. “The Democratic Party calling this a ‘white supremacy’ meeting is the race card at its highest level and that came from the Democratic Party.”
“The bottom line is simply this,” Terrell concluded. “If you are a Democrat, you can be a racist. But the point here is, you accuse the Republicans of being racist and there is no evidence of that whatsoever. It’s embarrassing and I am embarrassed to be a Democrat tonight.”
Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.