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alert-–-welcome-to-trump-international-airport:-republicans-launch-bid-to-rename-washington-dulles-after-the-former-president-because-‘there-is-no-better-symbol-of-freedom,-prosperity-and-strength’Alert – Welcome to Trump International Airport: Republicans launch bid to rename Washington Dulles after the former president because ‘there is no better symbol of freedom, prosperity and strength’

Republican’s hopes are sky-high that a popular airport servicing the nation’s capital could be renamed ‘Trump International’ after floating a bill that will surely cause turbulence. 

A coalition of House Republicans led by Deputy Whip Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., introduced the bill on March 29. 

The two-page measure’s only objective is to rename the Washington Dulles International Airport to the Donald J. Trump International Airport. 

If the bill is signed into law, which is unlikely, both major airports servicing the D.C. area would be named after Republican presidents: Ronald Regan and Donald Trump. 

‘In my lifetime, our nation has never been greater than under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump,’ Reschenthaler said in a statement announcing the bill. 

The main terminal of Washington Dulles International Airport just outside of Washington, D.C.

The main terminal of Washington Dulles International Airport just outside of Washington, D.C.

Republicans are floating the idea of renaming Dulles to Donald J. trump International Airport

Republicans are floating the idea of renaming Dulles to Donald J. trump International Airport 

‘As millions of domestic and international travelers 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.’

The bill is being supported by several Republicans including Reps. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., Chuck Fleishmann, R-Tenn., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Troy Nehls, R-Texas, Andy Ogles, R-Tenn., and Barry Moore, R-Ala. 

The airport is currently named after former Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, who served under president Dwight D. Eisenhower after a short stint as a Republican U.S. Senator from New York.

The airport opened in 1962, three years after Dulles died in from complications with colon cancer.

The measure, which could pass the House with their slim majority, would surely face turbulence in the Senate. 

The Democrat-controlled upper chamber would likely fail to take up the measure, not wanting to give legitimacy to a Republican president, especially during an election year. 

‘Donald Trump is facing 91 felony charges,’ Rep. Garry Connolly, D-Va., who’s district includes part of the airport, said after the introduction of the bill. 

‘If Republicans want to name something after him, I’d suggest they find a federal prison.’

Dulles, notably, is the only major international airport servicing D.C. 

Ronald Regan Washington National Airport, which sits just outside district in Arlington, Virginia, mainly serves as a hub serving domestic flights.

It does, however, boast a few routes that go to close by countries like Canada and some destinations in the Caribbean. 

Former President Donald Trump frequently flies across the country on his 'Trump Force One' a nickname reminiscent of the presidential plane Air Force One

Former President Donald Trump frequently flies across the country on his ‘Trump Force One’ a nickname reminiscent of the presidential plane Air Force One

‘In 1998, Congress renamed the National Airport in Washington after one of our great presidents, Ronald Reagan,’ Moore told Fox News. 

‘It is only fitting that we would do the same for another one of our greatest presidents, Donald J. Trump, especially as he stands against the onslaught of weaponized government to fight for Americans like us.’

Gosar also weighed in on the potential name change, telling Fox News: ‘I can see no more fitting recognition than naming both airports in our nation’s capital after America’s two best presidents: DCA after President Reagan and Dulles after President Trump.’

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