During a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, President Donald Trump joked about having his face added to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
As expected, people on Twitter reacted with equal parts horror and sarcasm to the idea of Trump being immortalized on the iconic mountain alongside the sculptures of former Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
By sharing amusingly edited photographs and cartoons, they imagined what that would look like:
Trump’s remark came during a one of his typically rambling speeches in which he said that “every president on Mount Rushmore believed in protecting American industry.”
“Now here’s what I do. I’d ask whether or not you someday think I will be on Mount Rushmore,” he said.
After clearly invoking the idea of having his face added to the memorial, he then used his very own statement to attack the media, as usual.
"But here’s the problem, if I did it joking, totally joking, having fun, the fake news media will say ‘he believes he should be on Mount Rushmore.' So I won’t say it. OK? I won’t say it."
But he just did.