- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Two Democratic congressmen have issued a letter urging the Obama administration to block Donald Trump’s name from being prominently displayed on his new hotel in Washington, D.C., because of “racist” and “insensitive” remarks he’s made toward women and Latinos.

In an Aug. 13 letter to the Department of Interior and General Services Administration, Reps. Ruben Gallego of Arizona and Tony Cárdenas of California call on the federal government to block the Republican presidential candidate from displaying his name on the exterior of the newly refurbished Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue, The Hill reported.

Trump’s recent and repeated remarks disparaging women, Mexican-Americans, and other Latinos are hateful, divisive and completely inaccurate,” the letter said.

“We understand that the Department of Interior rightly prohibits the display of racist or insensitive emblems on lands it controls,” it continued. “In accordance with this policy and in keeping with the Department’s recent efforts to bar the Washington Redskins’ logo on public lands, we urge you to use all available authorities under current law to prevent the Trump name from being prominently displayed at the new hotel.

“The Trump name and logo have come to serve as a divisive reminder of Donald Trump’s reprehensible words. To allow his name to be conspicuously displayed at the heart of our nation’s capital would send a message of exclusion and intolerance to millions of Latinos in the District and across the country, including workers at the site itself,” the letter concluded.

A spokesperson for the GSA said the agency was in the process of responding to the lawmakers and did not provide further details, The Hill reported.

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