Trump’s Name Could Finally Be Stripped From A NY State Park

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The New York state Senate approved a bill Thursday that could trigger the renaming of a Hudson Valley state park which for years has carried the name of former President Donald Trump. 

“New York’s Senate just gave Donald Trump an early birthday present: we’re stripping his name from a state park,” state Sen. Brad Hoylman, a sponsor of the bill said. “Trump has dishonored the state and should not be honored with a state park named for him.”

The New York Daily News reported that the measure directs the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, to launch a legal review into renaming the largely unused “Donald J. Trump State Park,” which straddles the border of Westchester and Putnam Counties along a state parkway.

The review could pave the way for a name change for the park and the installation of new signs.

Lawmakers have sought for years to rename the 435-acre site which Trump donated to the state in 2006 after hitting roadblocks in plans to convert the land into the 18-hole championship golf course and country club he envisioned after purchasing it for $2 million in the early 1990s.

If Trump’s name is eventually blotted from the park, it would appear to be an answer to numerous longstanding public calls for its renaming, including a petition in 2015 that gathered 2,800 signatures on called “Rename Donald J. Trump State Park to… anything else.”

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  1. “Lawmakers have sought for years to rename the 435-acre site which Trump donated to the state in 2006 after hitting roadblocks in plans to convert the land…”

    Unfortunately the IRS will not be clawing back the $6.9 billion deduction Trump claimed for donating the land.

    “Yeah, that was a large number, in hindsight. Don’t know how we missed that. We’ll look into it and get back to you…”

  2. In 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

  3. Now will the Senate GOP try to turn it into a national park and keep the name?

  4. Nooooooooooooooo

    Don’t remove it before I can relieve myself on that sign :astonished: :grimacing: :scream:

  5. Can we go for full spontaneous combustion next time?
    Or, might that lead to a secret service interview?

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