The Hill put out a blatantly false headline claiming South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) complained that the removal of Confederate statues was an effort to discredit the Founding Fathers.
The only problem — she never said that.
In her speech before President Trump’s remarks on Friday, Noem never mentioned the Confederacy or statues associated with it. In fact, she was speaking about the statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt – whose faces are all carved into Mt. Rushmore.