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Lawmakers: Remove Donald Trump's name from NY state park

1 year 3 months 1 week ago December 17, 2015 Dec 17, 2015 Thursday, December 17 2015 December 17, 2015 2:04 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

ALBANY - Two Democratic New York lawmakers say an undeveloped state park named after Donald Trump should be rechristened because of what they say are discriminatory proposals from the Republican presidential candidate.

State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Charles Lavine say they'll push legislation to rename Donald J. Trump State Park. They also want signs at the site in Westchester and Putnam counties removed.

The move comes after Trump proposed banning Muslim immigrants from the U.S.

Squadron and Lavine say Trump's rhetoric and proposals show he's unworthy of having a state park named for him.

Trump donated the land to the state in 2006 after a plan to build a golf course there fell through. The park was closed in 2010.

A message seeking comment from Trump's spokeswoman wasn't immediately returned.

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