nearVideo a New York City lawmaker is pushing Trump’s presidential library to be built in Staten island,
Republican NYC Councilman Joe Borelli explains his pitch –
New York City legislators are hoping for a “fair Chance” of President Trump to ask, to look at him, housing his presidential library on Staten Island.
Although Trump appears to be unpopular in his own home borough of Queens, where 75 percent of the voters, Hillary Clinton’s support in the 2016 election, Staten Island went for Trump to 17 percentage points (from 57 percent to 40 percent for Clinton)
Joseph Borelli, one of the three Republicans in New York, the city Council, asked Trump to take account of last month, select one of the three universities or colleges on Staten Island to house his presidential papers, records, collections and other historical materials.
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“In General, a presidential library, a partnership with an academic institution, So we have three colleges and universities on Staten Island,” Borelli said Wednesday on “Fox & Friends First”.
These institutions are the College of Staten Island, where Borelli, an adjunct professor — St. John’s University and Wagner College.
“Basically, you would build a large center, and it would be a research facility for professional historians in the future, and it would bring something really a leading academic institution on a part of the city, said a lack of state colleges and universities,” he said.
“If the liberals want to take it or not, Trump’s archives, in a library somewhere, probably in his home state. So this is a positive thing. It is a positive thing for the south side of Chicago are you getting the Barack Obama library, and I would wish that more people would be here in New York City receptive to this.”
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Borelli said that, although he expected zoning issues and questions about where on the island is a good place for the library to prune, he is optimistic that it will ultimately be a positive addition to the Trump-support of the municipality.
“They [the Obama library] will be transformative for the south side of Chicago– certainly a lot of jobs, a lot of positive vibes,” he said. “We want the same thing in New York City.”