Republicans Move to Rename Major DC Airport After Trump

It’s possible that you could soon be flying into, out of or through Donald J. Trump International Airport.

H.R.7845 — “To designate the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia as the ‘Donald J. Trump International Airport’” — was introduced in the Republican-controlled House on Friday.

The bill was immediately referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which is chaired by Missouri Republican Rep. Sam Graves.

The text of the bill wasn’t immediately available on the congressional website, but should be readable here at some point within the next few days.

Fox News, however, reported obtained a copy of the text of what it described as a “brief bill.”


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If the bill becomes law, “the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia shall after the date of the enactment of this Act be known and designated as the ‘Donald J. Trump International Airport,’” Fox said, reporting on the text of the legislation.

“Any reference in any law, regulation, map, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the airport referred to in subsection (a) shall be considered to be a reference to the Donald J. Trump International Airport,” it added.

The bill was introduced by Rep. Guy Reschenthaler of Pennsylvania, the House Republicans’ chief deputy whip, according to Fox.

It was co-sponsored by Republican Reps. Michael Waltz of Florida, Andy Ogles and Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee, Paul Gosar of Arizona, Barry Moore of Alabama, and Troy Nehls of Texas, the outlet noted, citing the website.

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“In my lifetime, our nation has never been greater than under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump,” Reschenthaler told Fox.

“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,” he added.

Fox noted that Dulles saw about 25 million passengers last year, making it the 33rd-most-traveled airport in the nation, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

If Dulles does become DJTI, both major D.C.-area airports would be named for Republican presidents, as National Airport was renamed Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in 1998, the outlet noted.

Of course, the bill is unlikely to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate, or even be taken up for a vote.


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Then there is the question of a presidential signature. The idea of President Joe Biden signing a bill honoring his main opponent while running against him in the 2024 presidential race seems so remote as to be almost not worth mentioning.

The upshot is that it’s not very likely that flyers will have the opportunity soon to patronize Donald J. Trump International Airport.

But “politics is the art of the possible,” as Otto von Bismark once famously observed. Stay tuned, dear reader.

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George Upper is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Western Journal and was a weekly co-host of “WJ Live,” powered by The Western Journal. He is currently a contributing editor in the areas of faith, politics and culture. A former U.S. Army special operator, teacher and consultant, he is a lifetime member of the NRA and an active volunteer leader in his church. Born in Foxborough, Massachusetts, he has lived most of his life in central North Carolina.

George Upper, is the former editor-in-chief of The Western Journal and is now a contributing editor in the areas of faith, politics and culture. He currently serves as the connections pastor at Awestruck Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a former U.S. Army special operator, teacher, manager and consultant. Born in Massachusetts, he graduated from Foxborough High School before joining the Army and spending most of the next three years at Fort Bragg. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English as well as a Master’s in Business Administration, all from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He and his wife life only a short drive from his three children, their spouses and his grandchildren. He is a lifetime member of the NRA and in his spare time he shoots, reads a lot of Lawrence Block and John D. MacDonald, and watches Bruce Campbell movies. He is a fan of individual freedom, Tommy Bahama, fine-point G-2 pens and the Oxford comma.


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