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Is Dulles international airport getting renamed after Donald Trump?

“No better symbol of freedom, prosperity and strength” than Trump

By Web Desk
April 03, 2024
The bill proposed by Republican suggests changing Dulles airport name after Trumps name. — AFP/Upgraded Points/File
The bill proposed by Republican suggests changing Dulles airport name after Trump's name. — AFP/Upgraded Points/File

A group of House Republicans has proposed a bill to rename DC's Washington Dulles International Airport to "Donald J Trump International Airport," The Guardian reported.

The bill, led by Guy Reschenthaler from Pennsylvania, believes there is "no better symbol of freedom, prosperity and strength" than Trump.

He said: "In my lifetime, our nation has never been greater than under the leadership of President Donald J Trump."

"As millions of domestic and international travellers fly through the airport, there is no better symbol of freedom, prosperity and strength than hearing 'Welcome to Trump international airport' as they land on American soil," says Reschenthaler.

The airport, named after former US secretary of state John Foster Dulles, was built in 1962 and is located in Virginia, near central Washington DC.

The Republican presidential candidate served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021.

Currently, Trump is contesting a rematch with President Joe Biden for the upcoming US elections in 2024.

The billionaire ex-president is facing a plethora of cases including a civil lawsuit, which claims that he overvalued his net worth and business records to attract lenders and easily acquire bank loans.

The court had previously ordered him to pay a bond of $454 million, however, later he was given a lifeline and let off the hook after a judge allowed him 10 more days to secure a far smaller bond of $175 million.