Anyone seeking the office of President of United States has to have a fairly large ego. You don’t campaign to be the leader of the United States of America unless you have a very high opinion of yourself and your abilities.
Out of the people that have been President of the United States, I’d say that very few, if any, were truly humble individuals. Good ole George Washington, who was basically appointed to the job and then willing gave up the position, was likely a pretty down-to-earth, level-headed guy. But I’d venture to say that he’s in the minority.
Humility is not often a word used to describe our current Commander in Chief Donald Trump and rightfully so. The man has made his entire career on simply talking himself up. He has the biggest buildings, the best ratings, the best poll numbers, he knows the best words and knows the best people.
So, knowing about Trump’s humility or lack thereof, it should come as no surprise whatsoever that he asked for his likeness to be carved into Mt. Rushmore.
Several reports came out that White House aides asked the governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem about placing 45’s face on the monument. Apparently, the ask came even though Mt. Rushmore is a national and not a state monument.
And of course, Trump denied asking about being placed next to such monumental figures as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. However, while the ego in chief denied asking, he does believe it would be a good idea.
Anyone who believes that Trump asking to be placed on Mt. Rushmore is an impossibility simply has not been paying attention for the last four years.
But when it comes to Trump making such an outlandish and absurd request, I believe rapper Kendrick Lamar in his song “Humble” said it best: “Sit down.”