Residents of a New York City apartment complex were apparently triggered by their own address and begged to remove signs that bore Donald Trump’s name.
The Trump Place signs were taken down from three apartment buildings on Manhattan’s Upper West Side after residents petitioned the buildings’ owner to remove them, ABC News reported.
Workers remove Trump signage from 3 Trump Place apartment buildings in NYC after petition calling for removal. https://t.co/uuCHMF89jw pic.twitter.com/aqqmihX2UB
— ABC News (@ABC) November 16, 2016
SIGNAGE STRIPPED: #Trump name dumped from 3 Upper West Side apartment buildings after some residents protest the President-elect. @PIX11News pic.twitter.com/rRmFycqSDF
— Anthony DiLorenzo (@ADiLorenzoTV) November 16, 2016
Residents urged the landlord, Equity Residential, to “dump the Trump name” with an online petition with more than 600 signatures. “Our home is our most personal private space,” read the petition, and the residents want to “feel proud and happy to walk” into the building every day.
“Trump’s appalling treatment of women, his history of racism, his attacks on immigrants, his mockery of the disabled, his tax avoidance, his outright lying — all are antithetical to the values we and our families believe in,” the petition read.
US – Workers remove Trump signage after tenants saied they did not want their home associated with the president-elect. By @Bryan R. Smith pic.twitter.com/JfSNDkQFiW
— AFP Photo Department (@AFPphoto) November 16, 2016
The letters spelling “Trump Place” were taken off an NYC building after nearly 600 residents signed this petition https://t.co/4ffYANPfXG pic.twitter.com/Q255UOzMv1
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) November 16, 2016
Before November 8 when Trump was elected president of the United States, these residents seemed to have no problem moving into the Riverside apartments and paying rents from about $2,630 a month for a studio to $12,500 for a penthouse unit, according to ABC.
“We are assuming a more neutral building identity that will appeal to all current and future residents,” Marty McKenna, a spokesman for Equity Residential, said in a statement. Trump was reportedly involved in the development of the buildings in the 1990’s and the Chicago based company purchased them in 2005, leaving the signage intact.
The change is “simply the enforcement of a pre-existing agreement which has been in place for years,” the statement said, according to NBC. “”It was mutually agreed upon.”
The buildings at 140, 160 and 180 Riverside Blvd. will now bear their street address so residents can be “happy” and not have emotional trauma every time they enter the complex.
But with three other buildings in the complex keeping the name because they are managed by the Trump Organization, some people may have to decide if it’s time to pack their bags or deal with it.
Opinions on social media were quickly shared as Twitter users reacted to the move.
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@ABC @ABCPolitics How utterly stupid!
— Jeri Levasseur (@JeriHyatt) November 16, 2016
.@ABC Usually we’re putting the names of U.S. Presidents on things. This is the first time I can recall since Nixon that we’ve removed them.
— Fananza (@FananzaSports) November 16, 2016
@ABC @InlawsOutlaws they should have taken off the T and left them the RUMP towers ?
— Violet (@Violetsouffle) November 16, 2016
@ABC Dumbing down of America..
— John Law (@ironhorse43) November 16, 2016
@ABC congrats to the residents in successfully petitioning in getting the signage removed! ???? May it lead to more petitions! ??
— A&T #ChiVitto (@jane9668) November 16, 2016
@ABC I’ll see yours, and raise you pic.twitter.com/xFdDQuRf5w
— TheNK0 (@TheNK0) November 16, 2016
@ABC this is ridiculous. Liberals are like little cry babies when they don’t get what they want.
— Mal Lapeyrolerie (@SociableMan) November 16, 2016
@notguncrazy I love it!! He won only 10% of the Manhattan vote. Never an elite, always the idiot. @ABC
— USA #2 (@nahlaw) November 16, 2016
@NBCNewYork That’s a very productive thing for Americans as we move towards healing!! (Bunch of idiots!!)
— Mike ✌?️?? (@mcrf94) November 16, 2016
@NBCNewYork is it getting renamed Crybaby Place? Good job showing the world NY’rs are like whiny children
— craig coogan (@craigcoogan) November 16, 2016
@NBCNewYork @ZarkoElDiablo Lmao! That’s like protesting Nike but you buy the shoes anyway and just tear the labels off.
— Cary hardin (@Caryhardin2) November 17, 2016
@NBCNewYork This is really, really stupid. Not unexpected in liberal land, but just stupid. Feelings more important than brains.
— Melvin Gaines (@melvingaines) November 16, 2016
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