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Trump Tower has stood as a symbol and a fortress of the Trump administration since the current president's rise to power.

The New York City-based skyscraper was the headquarters for Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and, if he is still in the job, it will be used in the same capacity for the 2020 campaign.

Since his defeat of Hillary Clinton in 2016, the building, which is situated on Fifth Avenue, has been under heavy security and the scene of many protests both for and against Trump.

Despite having a big house in Washington DC, Trump obviously feels comfortable and holds a sense of pride in the building, which he has lived in since 1983.

An activist group is hoping to change that just a little bit by launching a petition to have the area in front of the tower renamed in honour of Trump's predecessor in the White House, Barack Obama.

A petition launched on the activist website MoveOn is hoping to gain 20,000 signatures to have the stretch between 56th and 57th streets renamed as 'President Barack H. Obama Avenue.'

The petition was started by Elizabeth Rowin, who is aiming to deliver the petition to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, upon receiving the requested amount of signatures.

According to the web page, the petition was inspired by Los Angeles, where a stretch of freeway in the city was recently renamed in honour of Obama.

The City of Los Angeles recently honoured former President Barack Obama by renaming a stretch of the 134 Freeway near Downtown LA in his honour.

We request the New York City Mayor and City Council do the same by renaming a block of Fifth Avenue after the former president who saved our nation from the Great Recession, achieved too many other accomplishments to list, and whose two terms in office were completely scandal free.

Obama does have close ties to Los Angeles having previously attended Occidental College between 1979 and 1981 and also living in Pasadena, California.

His ties to New York aren't quite as strong but the fact that this petition is attempting to epically troll Trump, who isn't the biggest fan of Obama, has already seen it receive over 15,000 signatures, at the time of writing.

The changing of street names in New York first have to be approved by the city council and then given the final go-ahead by Bill de Blasio.

Several New York streets have been renamed in the past few months honouring musicians like the Wu-Tang Clan, Notorious B.I.G and Woody Guthrie, plus the poet Audre Lorde.

HT Newsweek

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