Will Palm Beach International Airport be renamed after former President Donald Trump?
On Saturday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that several Florida lawmakers were opposed to renaming the Palm Beach County airport after Trump, who would often travel through to visit his Mar-a-Lago estate.
“When people hear [Palm Beach], they envision our beaches, our equestrian sports, and in some cases our agricultural contributions,” County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay told the outlet. “It is a lifestyle.”
McKinlay added that “Trump International” would be “better-suited for his golf courses, not our airport.”
McKinlay then suggested that Ziegler “stick to renaming his own county facilities, not ours.”
There are American airports named after at least eight U.S. presidents, including Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy.
Reportedly, Trump asked about the necessary “paperwork” required to have an airport named “Donald J. Trump” in December. Also, medida cited sources who said Trump had mentioned having an aircraft carrier commissioned and named after him.
Last week, Florida State Rep. Anthony Sabatini called for U.S. Highway 27 to be renamed the President Donald J. Trump Highway.
This legislative session I will be sponsoring an amendment to rename U.S. Highway 27 as the “President Donald J. Trump Highway.” Looking forward to working on this important designation honoring one of the greatest Presidents in American History. pic.twitter.com/x2gNzv8pxv
— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) January 19, 2021
“This legislative session I will be sponsoring an amendment to rename U.S. Highway 27 as the ‘President Donald J. Trump Highway,'” he wrote on Twitter. “Looking forward to working on this important designation honoring one of the greatest Presidents in American History.”