- The Washington Times - Monday, December 14, 2015

A New York state senator has announced plans to introduce legislation to rename Donald J. Trump State Park, saying Mr. Trump “has become increasingly hostile to the core values of our state and nation.”

Daniel Squadron, a Democrat representing the 26th District, made the announcement Monday. He has also sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo explaining the proposal.

Mr. Trump’s “discriminatory proposals are unbefitting of a campaign for our country’s highest office,” Mr. Squadron wrote in his letter. “Mr. Trump has shown that he is unworthy of having a New York State Park named in his honor.”

The state senator asks that Mr. Cuomo act to quickly remove Mr. Trump’s name from any signage or public material associated with the park.

“I am also introducing legislation to replace the current name with a more appropriate one,” he said without giving specifics.

Donald J. Trump State Park is a 436-acre stretch of undeveloped land located within Westchester and Putnam counties. Mr. Trump donated the property to New York State in 2006.

Mr. Trump has little historical significance to Westchester and Putnam counties, where the park is located — a reality which will hopefully continue into the future,” Mr. Squadron argued in his letter. “In light of this, I ask the State to begin a public renaming process that engages the local community to find a suitable name that does not compromise our State’s long history and core value of respect for diversity.”

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