Donald Trump’s Name Removed From His Own Property
Remember when we told you that residents in Trump-owned high rise “Trump Place” were so embarrassed to have the now President-elect’s name emblazoned accross their homes that they were petitioning to have it removed?
Welp, they were successful.
Workers were spotted taking down the gaudy gold “Trump Place” letters from one of the three buildings on the Upper West Side of Manhattan early on Wednesday morning. And residents couldn’t be happier.
According to Huffington Post, residents just felt like the name put too much extra on their lives when all they want to do is get home from work and put the groceries away.
“It’s nuts that we’re now living in a place that is advertising values that none of us believe in,” petition co-author Linda Gottlieb told CNBC. The petition cited Trump’s “appalling treatment of women, his history of racism, his attacks on immigrants, his mockery of the disabled, his tax avoidance, his outright lying,” that the name insults many of the minorities and immigrants who work in the building, and that the naming deal increases Trump’s net worth.
The three buildings were under contract to bear Trump’s name for a time, but that contract has ended, according to Marty McKenna, a spokesman for the buildings’ landlord, Equity Residential. The buildings will now be called simply by their Riverside Drive street addresses instead.
Hey, as long as the people who pay the rent (and actually bother to pay their taxes) are happy, then that’s all that matters, right?