As many Americans are dumping Donald Trump as their presidential candidate, Vancouverites are also ready to see the Trump name leave the city. Trump Towers Vancouver has stirred up almost as much controversy as The Donald himself, with many locals protesting outside its doors. A study done by the Angus Reid Institute shows that 60% of people in Metro Vancouver want the Trump name off towers in both Toronto and Vancouver.
The hotel was initially set to open in August, but suspiciously keeps getting pushed further back as Trump continues his provocative and uncensored presidential campaign. In an attempt to create some excitement over the new hotel opening, Holborn Group (the builders responsible for the hotel) has created a contest to win a VIP experience at the grand opening, but the response has been met with a giant GTFO!
Trump’s racist, homophobic, and anti-Islamic remarks have never really sat well with the citizens of Vancouver but in light of the Access Hollywood interview from 2005, where he glorified assault on women – locals have said enough is enough!
— Whatsherface (@NightWritergrrr) October 6, 2016
@HolbornGrp - you now know the extent of the misogyny of the name adorning your building. Give Trump back his money and be done with him.
— Michael Airton (@michaelairton) October 8, 2016
NO place in Canada for #Trump racist stupidity. Ban the name, preserve Canadian values & dignity. @TrumpVancouver #Holborngroup @CBCNews
— Craig Minielly (@CraigMinielly) December 8, 2015
Once and for all, it is time for @HolbornGrp @TrumpVancouver to denounce Trump and disavow Trump brand from Vancouver. Principles. Values.
— Mike McDonald (@BCMikeMcD) October 7, 2016
Time for @HolbornGrp to be leaders and take a stand against xenophobia + misogyny. #removetrumpsname https://t.co/AkEX98OPYL
— neal lamontagne (@nlamontagne) October 9, 2016
What if #Vancouver-ites started tweeting #RemoveTrumpsName? https://t.co/vx1XIe8Ide
— Brent Toderian (@BrentToderian) October 9, 2016
Sad to see @TrumpVancouver on our skyline this morning.
— SCOUT Magazine (@scoutmagazine) October 8, 2016
These Vancouverites have had their say, now let us know what you think! Should the Trump name be taken down? Should it stay? Or do you just not care?