South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said she worked with President Trump and the Department of Interior to ensure that a July 3 fireworks display at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial would happen.
"We’re excited that this will be happening at Mount Rushmore. We’ve been working on this for quite some time," Noem said.
"I want to thank the President and the Department of Interior for working with us to make it happen," she added.
When asked about implications of a large gathering during the nationwide Covid-19 pandemic, Noem was unconcerned.
"We’ll continue to evaluate what the crowd looks like and how we'll be able to facilitate that event but regardless of how many people will be there, the fireworks will go off and I can't think of a better way for us to celebrate America’s birthday," Noem said.