(NEWSER) – "Why don't we name it after Mussolini or someone else less terrible?" That's what one New Yorker wondered after joining more than 2,000 others in signing an online petition to change the name of Donald J. Trump State Park in New York's Westchester and Putnam counties.
"[Trump] has shown himself to be a bigot, and it is embarrassing that the state of New York has a park named after him," writes Brooklyn resident Andrew Cheung, who started the petition. The New York Times reports Trump donated the 435 acres of land to the state in 2006 after he failed to get approval to build a golf course on it. In the years since, it's failed to become much of a park either, with no trail maps or maintenance staff. "Unlike most Trump properties, [the park] exudes a feeling of decay and abandonment," the Times writes.
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