One of Donald Trump’s honorary street signs in Chicago has been taken down; the removal of the sign comes after a group lawmakers called for the sign to be removed, a group that had the support of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
While Emanuel said he doesn’t agree with the way the sign was removed, as it still remains a mystery, he didn’t hesitate to speak his mind when asked about his whereabouts at the time of the removal. He laughingly provided an alibi, stating, ‘‘I was in synagogue paying for last year’s sins. I didn’t start the new year with a whole new sin.”
While it is not known who removed the sign, the desire to do so has been spoken of greatly, especially after Trump’s comments about the current state of Chicago. tweet
Emanuel has already made his personal opinions on the Republican nominee known — when earlier in the year, he remarked that Donald Trump was “wrong for America.”
A spokesperson for the Department of Transportation said the following regarding the theft: “We can confirm the sign is missing, but we don’t know who took it. We do not condone the theft of city signs, even if the subject of the honorary sign is not honorable.”
While it is not known who removed the sign, the desire to do so has been spoken of greatly, especially after Trump’s comments about the current state of Chicago. Chicago Aldermen have spoken about the need for the sign to be taken down due to Trump’s hateful rhetoric toward minorities and immigrants.
It seems many people are in agreement that Trump’s name needs to disappear from monuments — and one individual took it upon themselves to remove his name, effective immediately. Now, if only removing his name from the ballot paper were that simple.