In Vancouver, the developer of a new Trump Tower has been under pressure for months to drop the Republican presidential candidate’s name from the project.
This comes as the Republican accepted that he has been witnessing some rift between him and his endorsers as the campaigns keep on getting tougher.
The opening date for the Vancouver hotel has been delayed until 2017, well after November’s US election. A contest offering a chance to meet with the Trump family for the grand opening caused a stir.
An Angus Reid Institute poll released in December indicated that 56% of Canadians supported having the Trump brand dumped from the two Canadian towers.
Across the country, the Toronto building, which opened in 2012, has been the target of a lawsuit by small investors who claim they were misled into buying into the project. Its developer, Talon Development Inc, has tried to remove the Trump name from the troubled hotel and condominium complex, BBC reported.
Brent Toderian, a Vancouver-based city planner, was the first to openly oppose Trump branding on the 63-storey Canadian tower, designed by famed architect Arthur Erickson to have a distinctive 45-degree twist as it rose into the sky.
“We’ve taken a building that is the second-tallest in the skyline, carefully planned at least in part by one of our most revered Canadian architects – a very elegant piece of architecture for our skyline – and retroactively duct-taped Trump’s name to it,” he said in an interview.
Trump accepts challenges on his presidential road
Campaigning on Sunday in Florida, where early voting is set to begin in most counties on Monday, Mr. Trump attacked Mrs. Clinton’s national security record, but swerved repeatedly from his script.
And Mr. Trump appeared to acknowledge the growing separation between him and other Republicans, even as he asked voters to elect a friendly Congress and help him “re-elect Republicans all over the place.”
“I hope they help me, too,” Mr. Trump said in Naples, Fla. “It would be nice if they help us, too, right? To enact my first 100 days.”