It’s not just Celebrity Apprentice and Miss Universe, or even the eponymous Donald Trump clothing line at Macy’s (manufactured in Mexico and China, cough) … or celebrity chefs like Jose Andres unwilling to open in the new DC Trump hotel property…
Three navigation coordination points above Palm Beach International Airport that had been named in honor of Donald J. Trump will be renamed, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday.
“In general, the F.A.A. chooses names that are noncontroversial,” said an agency spokeswoman, Laura Brown.
Though Trump had previously claimed to be flattered to have navigation points “DONLD” “TRMMP” and “UFIRD” named for him, now that they’re being taken away he claims these were “an honor I never knew I had.”
These have long been controversial, it seems.
“We actually have had reports of people refusing to fly these departures because they are so offended by the fact that Trump has been memorialized,” Mr. Agnew told the airport’s advisory committee during a 2010 meeting.
Considering the man has previously filed a $100 million lawsuit over Palm Beach air traffic control and tried to use government eminent domain to take a home from a senior citizen to build a casino parking lot (seniors are an important constituency in South Florida!) I’m surprised these lasted at all.
Apparently “IVNKA ONE” remains safe for now, however.
Trump’s 757 will have to navigate the area without self-referential waypoints.