Over Christmas week, President Trump’s Adopt-a-Highway sign was vandalized, with spray paint covering the last name of the 45th President. The sign is located on the 79th Street exit of the West Side Highway in New York City.
According to the New York Department of Transportation website, “Legislation to formalize New York State’s Adopt-A-Highway Program was passed in 1990 to encourage individuals or groups to clean up highway roadsides and to recognize those volunteers who do. Participation in the program also fosters a sense of community ownership of the roadway as well as a sense of pride in its appearance.” Trump has sponsored the 2-mile stretch of highway since at least 2009.
This is also not the first instance of vandalism on this particular sign. In December 2017, the sign was removed to be cleaned after a vandal threw black paint on it. On the other side of the country, Trump’s walk-of-fame star on Hollywood Blvd has been vandalized multiple times.
Earlier this year, Trump famously ceased his residency of New York, so it is unclear at this time if the sponsorship in the Adopt-a-Highway program will continue. The Department of Transportation and the Trump Corporation could not be reached for comment.
Moshe Hill is a political analyst who has written for The Daily Wire, The Queens Jewish Link, The Jewish Link of New Jersey and JNS.org. He is regularly featured on ‘The Josh M Show’ podcast. Subscribe to aHillwithaview.com for more content from Moshe Hill. Like him on Facebook at facebook.com/ahillwithaview and follow on Twitter @TheMoHill.