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Rep. Gallego and Rep. Cárdenas Call on Dept. of the Interior and GSA to keep Donald Trump’s name from being displayed at the new hotel at the Heart of our Nation’s Capital

August 18, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Ruben Gallego and Congressman Tony Cárdenas sent a letter to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior Sally Jewell, and the Acting Administrator for the General Services Administration Denise Roth, urging them to keep Donald Trump’s name from being prominently displayed at the new hotel in Washington D.C. at the site of the Old Post Office Building.

Read the letter here.

Rep. Ruben Gallego said, “The federal government has a responsibility to keep emblems of racism and hatred out of public lands. In accordance with the Department of the Interior’s efforts to ban the Washington Redskins’ logo from public lands, we are calling on the Department of the Interior and GSA to keep Mr. Trump’s name from being prominently displayed at what is a historical federal building in the heart of our nation’s capital.

“Given Mr. Trump’s insulting, hateful, and divisive comments about Latinos and women, the Trump name will forever be linked to anti-immigrant, anti-Latino, and anti-women sentiments. To prominently display Mr. Trump’s last name over the old post office building would send a message of exclusion and intolerance to millions of Latinos and women in the district and across the country.”

Rep. Tony Cárdenas said, "Donald Trump's recent comments about women and immigrants range from incredible to shockingly disrespectful. The Trump name is now synonymous with hatred and discrimination, and it should not be the message displayed on public lands in a place of honor and history, across from the White House. Freedom of speech in our nation is treasured, but using that freedom to attack, denigrate and demean other human beings and cultures is not acceptable to the best nature of our people."