Democrats Rage After Airport May Be Renamed After Trump

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( – A faction of House Republicans, led by Rep. Guy Reschenthaler of Pennsylvania, is advocating for the renaming of Washington, D.C.’s principal international airport in honor of former President Donald Trump. Reschenthaler, along with six other co-sponsors, introduced the legislation, emphasizing Trump’s significant impact on the nation’s stature during his presidency.

Reschenthaler expressed to Fox News Digital that naming the airport after Trump would symbolize freedom, prosperity, and strength for travelers arriving in the U.S. The proposed bill specifies that Washington Dulles International Airport would be redesignated as ‘Donald J. Trump International Airport,’ with all official references updated accordingly.

Support for this proposal comes from several Republican representatives, including Michael Waltz, Andy Ogles, Chuck Fleischmann, Paul Gosar, Barry Moore, and Troy Nehls, as listed on

Despite the enthusiasm among these Republicans, the bill is unlikely to advance in the Democrat-dominated Senate. If successful, it would mark the second time a D.C.-area airport has been named after a Republican president, following the renaming of National Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Supporters like Barry Moore view this act as a fitting tribute to Trump’s presidency, paralleling the honor bestowed upon Reagan. Paul Gosar echoed this sentiment, advocating for both D.C. airports to bear the names of whom he considers America’s finest presidents.

Washington Dulles International Airport serves as a vital gateway for international and domestic travelers, including government officials. It ranked 33rd in passenger traffic among U.S. airports in 2023, with approximately 25 million passengers, and is notable for its extensive land area, being the fourth-largest airport in the U.S. by size.

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