CNN Brutally Mocked on Twitter for referring to Mt. Rushmore as “a monument of two slave owners”

CNN was brutally mocked on Twitter for having a contributor refer to Mount Rushmore as “a monument of two slave owners.”

Leyla Santiago:

“Kicking off the Independence Day weekend, President Trump will be at Mt. Rushmore where he’ll be standing in front of a monument of two slave owners and on land wrestled away from Native Americans. We were told he would be focusing on the effort to, quote, ‘tear down our country’s history.’”

Here is some of the reaction.

So when Democrats visit Mount Rushmore CNN celebrates the monument as majestic, but when Trump visits it’s a monument to two slave owners on land stolen from Native Americans. Can’t wait to hear @jaketapper explain this. I’m sure there’s a reasonable explanation.

We could check the archives, but safe bet that this is the first time CNN has ever described Mount Rushmore as: “A monument of two slave owners and on land wrestled away from Native Americans.” What changed, @CNN?

Fascinating how CNN called Mount Rushmore “majestic” and “quite a sight” in 2008 when Obama visited, but now its a symbol of slavery and stolen land

In 2016, CNN’s Jeff Zeleny called Mount Rushmore a “monument to four great American Presidents” Bernie Sanders said “this is our country at its very best,” called it an “incredible achievement,” and said it “really does make one very proud to be an American.”

CNN didn’t say that in 2016

https://twitter.com/steph93065/status/1279192024764362752?s=20

These people are insane.