From a New York Post report: Donald Trump carried New York in 2016 — when it came to the vanity-plate vote.
The Donald’s improbable run to the White House last year inspired 21 requests for license plates containing the phrase “Trump,” and all but one were approved, state Department of Motor Vehicles records show.
One motorist scored the plate TRUMPUSA while others, TRUMPWON and TRUMPWH, anticipated the election upset. Then there’s the rah-rah, GOTRUMP, 1TRUMP and TRUMPEM. Another driver got TRUMP276. Three billionaire wannabes drive around with the plates DTRUMP, DONTRUMP and TRUMPJR. And then there’s the individual who scored TRUMPU, perhaps an alum of the defunct Trump University.
Heshy Friedman, 57, of Brooklyn, has been a Trump fan since meeting him at the 2004 Israeli Day Parade, where Trump was the grand marshal. “His tough talk and no-nonsense is a breath of fresh air,” he said.
So last year, Friedman, who founded Jewish Democrats for Trump, applied for TRUMP16 and 16TRUMP. To his dismay, both were taken.
Third time was a charm with TRUMP17. It now adorns his Land Rover.
“Why not TRUMP17? After all, he wasn’t going to be president until 2017. And so it was,” Friedman told The Post.
New York’s personalized plates go for $60, and you can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.
Photo: Angel Chevrestt – New York Post