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“There is officially now one less Trump building in New York City,” Kimmel informed his audience, as they cheered in response to the news, at the beginning of the segment. The host explained that the residents of an Upper West Side condo voted to have Trump’s name removed from the building. “Boy, if only the government worked like that.”
Kimmel added that Trump is not happy about the removal of his name. “The only thing Trump wants his name removed from is Donald Jr.,” he joked. “His lawyers tried to sue the building’s owners for dropping the name, which is kind of like a restaurant trying to make you finish a bowl of soup after you find a Band-Aid in it.”
“Melania heard about the building dropping Trump’s name and she was like, ‘Wait, you can do that?'” he continued.
Kimmel said that he found the story interesting because Trump’s name appears on many buildings around the city. “That fact inspired us to have some fun with another landmark on the Upper West Side,” he said. “We wanted to see what would happen if we told people there was a place where Trump’s name was going up, so we set up shop outside of Lincoln Center and we told people passing by that Lincoln Center was gonna be renamed Trump Center because he bought it and, guess what, they bought it, too.”
The first interview subject immediately cursed when he was told that Trump bought the landmark.
Many of the pedestrians appeared angry at the fake news, while one woman questioned why his name would appear on the building, even if he bought it.
“Lincoln Center is such a household name. I feel like changing the name is kind of a crime,” another woman said.
The interviewer showed a woman what the new Trump Center would look like, including Trump’s name clearly displayed on the top of the building and a new food court that features chain restaurants like Subway, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., KFC and Sbarro.
“Oh my God. No,” responded the woman to the mock up of Trump Center. “That’s disgusting.”
“Does that KFC mean Kentucky Fried Chicken?” asked another pedestrian about the KFC logo that appears in front of the food court. “This is … no. I can’t agree. I’m sorry.”
The interviewer told another woman that KFC happens to be one of Trump’s favorite restaurants. “Let him eat it,” she responded. “He looks like KFC.”
One pedestrian reacted to the interviewer’s comments that Trump added Sbarro to the food court so that visitors can enjoy a fancy Italian meal. “You eat on paper plates,” she said. “How’s that fancy?”
Another interview subject tried to find the silver lining in the plan. “I don’t think it’s a bad idea to have food down here because there’s not a lot of fast food down here and it might encourage more employment and that’s not a bad thing,” he said.
“I feel like I can hear Western civilization crumbling as we speak,” said one man after he was told that Mountain Dew Red will soon sponsor the philharmonic.
The New Yorkers then addressed the latest claim from Kimmel’s team, that a bowling alley is included in the plan. While one woman was opposed to the idea, most pedestrians asked seemed interested in the bowling alley.
Still one woman said of the plan, “I think it’s trashy. I think sleazy.” Another woman added, “I hope it doesn’t happen.”
“Trump, don’t put Hooters in Lincoln Center,” advised another interviewee.
Watch the full segment below.
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