ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — 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 is unworthy of having a state park named for him.
Trump donated the land to the state in 2006 after plans to build a golf course fell through. The park was closed in 2010.
Trump’s spokeswoman says Trump is a proud New Yorker and that the state cannot remove the name.