Politics Lawmakers: Remove Donald Trump's Name From NY State Park

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  1. dawg

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    An undeveloped, languishing New York state park named after Donald Trump should be renamed, two state legislators said Thursday, citing what they say are discriminatory proposals from the Republican presidential candidate.

    Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Charles Lavine, both Democrats, said they will introduce legislation they're calling the "Anything but Trump Act" and want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to remove signs for the 440-acre site in Westchester County. The legislation comes after Trump proposed banning Muslim immigrants from the U.S.

    Trump donated the land to the state in 2006 after plans for a golf course fell through. Budget cuts prompted the state to close the park in 2010, though signs for it remain.

    Lavine, of Long Island, suggests the state rename the park for Peter Salem, a Muslim Revolutionary War soldier from Massachusetts who fought in battles in New York state. Other suggestions include folk singer and activist Pete Seeger.

    "The rhetoric and discriminatory proposals we've seen from Mr. Trump don't belong in the presidential election, and don't belong in New York state parks," said Squadron, of Brooklyn. "He has dishonored the state, and should not be honored with a state park named for him."

    A spokesman for Trump's campaign responded by calling the park "a $100 million gift to the state."

    "Mr. Trump is the front-runner for president of the United States of the Republican Party," spokeswoman Hope Hicks said. "He is a proud resident of New York who employs thousands of people. The state cannot remove his name."

    Hicks also provided a statement from Trump in which he said, "If they want, they can give me the land back."

    A spokesman for Cuomo declined to comment on the matter. On Monday, the Democratic governor said Trump's comments and his proposal to ban Muslim immigration do a "disservice" to the country and could actually encourage terrorist recruitment efforts.

    "He is fanning the flames of hate," Cuomo said on CNN. "One billion Muslims were just alienated with one sentence. At this point we don't need more Muslim enemies. We need more Muslim allies."

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  2. PI Nate

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    I guess all of NY's problems are solved, how else would they have time for this nonsense.
     
  3. ShutUpSitDown

    ShutUpSitDown Your Moral and Intellectual Superior

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    Bullshit. How about those ingrates offer Trump his land back instead?
     
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    Right or wrong, I don't think you should have your name removed from a park for having an opinion. Especially if you contributed land to it. Can not his contribution be separate from his campaign?
     
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    Give him his land back then.
     
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    Lavine, of Long Island, suggests the state rename the park for Peter Salem, a Muslim Revolutionary War soldier from Massachusetts who fought in battles in New York state.

    :bsod:
     
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    So Trump got turned down for development, gave the land to the state for a massive tax deduction and saddled the state with the upkeep and liability costs of the now worthless property. The rich always have a scam.
     
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    Trump tell them to stick it up there ass
     
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    Any one here ever hear of them two jerk offs till now.
     
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    Trump is such a good deal maker. Lol
     
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    Scam? Sounds like a good businessman.

    When's your next Bernie rally?
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    So it's Trump's fault, not the corrupt politicians who play the game.
     
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    That did it for me, too.

    This is ridiculous and petty.
     
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    Dump the Trump, I say.
    Put up his name when he is dead!
     
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    You're stuck with him, New York!
     
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    Is Trump from New York?
    If so they are responsible for creating this awful greed monster.
     
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    Kinda doubt that's all accurate since the state could always do something about it. This is just grandstanding and pandering.
     
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    Liberal NY politicians will never miss a chance to play the race and discrimination card.
     
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    redundant?