He recently made it clear his proposed 21-story bronze monument, "The American," is very much alive.
Perhaps his monument is not becoming a reality as quickly as he had hoped, but it is moving forward, despite its share of skeptics.
The estimated $36 million project is a 207-foot-tall monument to be located on about 114 acres seven miles northwest of Tulsa on Holmes Peak in Osage County.
"The American" depicts a warrior with a bald eagle landing on his forearm.
Visitors would be able to ride an elevator to a two-story gallery two-thirds of the way up the monument and then could climb to an observation deck in the statue's forehead.