Mount Rushmore: Obama’s Face to Be Added? Trump Supporters Furious; and Elon Musk is Selling Short Shorts, Causes Tesla Site to Crash.
Mount Rushmore: Obama’s Face to Be Added? Trump Supporters Furious
Mount Rushmore, completed between 1927 and 1941, is known for the sculpted faces of past presidents. As for now, those currently include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
However, CNN host Don Lemon thinks another presidential face should be added. When speaking with co-host Chris Cuomo, Lemon said he believes the first Black president should be front and center of the famous monument.
“They want to paint over signs and think ‘it’s our country’. This is the country that we built. Even though a rich diversity of people helped build the country and many of us, meaning ancestors, for free — did not get paid for it. Could not get an education, could not build wealth, and are not on statues, confederate or otherwise, are not on Mount Rushmore.
“I think if they are going to put someone on Mount Rushmore, considering the history of the country, the first Black president should be front and center,” said Lemon.
Cuomo agreed, saying, “it’s a more saleable idea than the idea of taking away Founding Fathers.” Lemon then added:
“So what’s wrong with all of us, together, reshaping our country?
The name shouldn’t be Mount Rushmore if you talk to Native Americans. It’s stolen land. It was only Mount Rushmore for 40 years before they started to carve presidents’ faces in it. No one got any money for that.”
As a result, Trump supporters were noticeably upset on Twitter. Indeed, it appears some might benefit from googling the five signs of depression.
Elon Musk Is Selling Short Shorts, Causes Tesla Site to Crash
This is for real, folks. Elon Musk has launched his own clothing line, which consists of short shorts. As a result, the demand was so high that it caused the Tesla site to crash. Consequently, Musk tweeted in reply to the crash on Twitter, saying, “Dang, we broke the website.”
And why did Musk start selling the shorts? Because he wanted to poke fun at critics as stocks rose to $1,200 per share, creating a record.
The limited-edition red satin shorts retailed for $69.42 and sold out of sizes XS, S, M, and L. At the time of writing, XL was still available to purchase. The back of the shorts read, “S3XY.”
On the Tesla site, the description for the shorts read:
“Celebrate summer with Tesla Short Shorts. Run like the wind or entertain like Liberace with our red satin and gold trim design.
“Relax poolside or lounge indoors year-round with our limited-edition Tesla Short Shorts, featuring our signature Tesla logo in front with “S3XY” across the back. Enjoy exceptional comfort from the closing bell.”
Undoubtedly, these shorts are sure to make a fashion statement. However, it might not be the statement some folk are going after.