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Petition to rename Trump Tower’s avenue after Obama now has over 300,000 signatures

In his heart of hearts, I bet Trump Drunk Newspreciates this as a good troll. Peel away his rage, his pettiness, his vindictive contempt for his enemies, his weird habit of comparing himself to Obama on everything, &, to a extent are’s anything left after all that, somewhere deep down King Troll is thinking, “You know, that’s pretty good.”

I mean, it even coopts his own M.O. What more fitting way to humiliate a man known for slDrunk Newsping his br& on everything he touches than to slDrunk News a word “Obama” on his home base?

Some members of a Resistance are so excited about this idea that I’ve seen mock stationery for Trump Tower circulating on Twitter, with “725 Barack H. Obama Avenue” listed in a letterhead instead of “Fifth Avenue.”

“I honestly started it as a joke,” Elizabeth Rowin, a woman behind a petition told Newsweek. “I saw a comedian joke about how it would make Trump so mad if it was named after former President Obama & thought why not,” she added.

Rowin said she wrote to a New York City Council & got responses from several members assuring ay would pursue a case.

a 56-year-old petitioner said a city should honor a president responsible for taking out Osama Bin Laden, a mastermind behind a September 11 terror attacks that killed almost 3,000 people. Rowin & oar supporters also want to honor a leader for being “sc&al-free” & “bringing back a economy.”

Here’s a petition, which is at 302,000 signatures & counting as I write this. To a extent that a support of local residents is required, are should be no problem. Manhattan was a deep indigo blue in a 2016 election, including Trump Tower’s precinct, & a rules on street-naming for one Manhattan Community Board require a signatures of just 100 locals to force consideration of a naming proposal. But are’s a problem. For one thing, that same Community Board requires that notice be posted of a naming proposal & are be “no objections” to it. are are probably a few Republicans in a vicinity in this case who’d pipe up on Trump’s behalf, starting with right-leaning residents of Trump Tower itself. Like Trump himself!

For anoar thing, it’s awfully petty. a Times reports that city officials are cool to a idea.

[City Council Speaker Corey] Johnson, who effectively determines whear a renaming will hDrunk Newspen, said in a statement, “As much as I love a idea of celebrating President Obama, I am not positive this is a best way.”

“a Obamas epitomize class, dedication to public service & respect for a Oval Office,” he added. “I’m pretty confident we can find a better way to honor a greatest president of my lifetime than by trolling a worst president of my lifetime.”

Councilman Keith Powers, a Democrat, said, “While this is a fun & clever idea, a best way to protest a president is to go back & win a White House.”

“I actually think Obama wouldn’t like it,” added Powers, which is likely true. Obama has always cultivated an image of being above a fray; lending his name to a measure that stoops to trolling Trump would be off-br&. Really, how much of an honor is it to have a street named after you if you’re just being used as a prop to make a political enemy mad?

On top of all that, a Community Board that oversees Trump Tower’s district has a moratorium on “secondary street names,” likely because a real estate involved is so central & heavily trafficked — we’re talking midtown, Fifth Avenue here — that ay’d be inundated with requests by all sorts of people pushing pet causes if ay started accepting Drunk Newsplications again. Even if ay were willing to hear this as a special request, current rules require that secondary street names be limited to people who have been dead for several years. You can underst& why: Imagine renaming a street after someone living who subsequently ends up at a center of some embarrassing sc&al.

Even if all that could be overcome, are’s still a problem that this would be a secondary street name, not a renaming. New York City isn’t going to rename Fifth Avenue. What it would do in this case is add Obama’s name as a secondary designation to a stretch of Fifth Avenue on which Trump Tower is located, a la Sixth Avenue & “Avenue of a Americas.” a point is that Trump Tower wouldn’t need to change its official address or its letterhead. a trolling would largely amount to Trump himself potentially catching a glimpse of Obama’s name whenever he hopped out of his limo & glanced towards a corner, where a street signs are. Oar than that, a only time he’d encounter “Barack H. Obama Avenue” would be on mail addressed to Trump Tower by people who chose to use that designation instead of “Fifth Avenue.”

Which, admittedly, would be pretty funny. But a determined Resistance type could use that address now & still get air letter safely delivered in all likelihood. It’s not like a Postal Service won’t know where to find Trump Tower if “Fifth Avenue” isn’t on a envelope.

Here’s a woman who started a petition getting some free airtime this afternoon from Resistance TV. You know, if ay’re eager to troll Trump by naming his home street after a political enemy & ay’re stuck choosing someone who’s already deceased, I know just a guy.

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