House Republicans Propose Renaming Dulles Airport After Donald Trump

Democrats are surely aghast at the current proposal to rename the Washington, D.C. area’s major airport to honor former President Donald Trump. Dulles International Airport is the hub for air travel in and out of the capital city.

Several cosponsors lined up behind the lead protagonist, House GOP Chief Deputy White Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), for the dramatic proposal.

The Republican told Fox News Digital, “In my lifetime, our nation has never been greater than under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump.” He lauded the possibility of flyers hearing “Welcome to Trump International Airport” when they touch down on U.S. soil.

The bill reads that, if passed, “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.’”

Dulles is the main thoroughfare for air travelers not utilizing the nearby and smaller Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. It is the frequent hub for lawmakers flying to and from their home districts.

In 2023, Dulles ranked 33rd out of 764 American airports in passenger traffic. It welcomes approximately 25 million travelers every year and ranks as the fourth largest such facility in the nation by land mass.

Rep. Barry Moore told Fox News Digital that there is ample precedent for renaming the transportation hub. “In 1998, Congress renamed the National Airport in Washington after one of our great presidents, Ronald Reagan.”

Moore declared that the current push is only fitting, “especially as he stands against the onslaught of weaponized government to fight for Americans like us.”

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) concurred, adding, “I can see no more fitting recognition than naming both airports in our nation’s capital after America’s two best presidents: DCA after President Reagan and Dulles after President Trump.”

Despite the best intentions of House Republicans, the proposal is highly unlikely to gain traction in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Hatred for the GOP presidential frontrunner is rampant in the upper chamber, which would all but certainly derail any chance of a name change at present.