Since Donald Trump began campaigning for the U.S. presidency, there have been discussions and protests on whether or not it’s appropriate for him to have a large sign with his name on the Old Post Office Pavilion, located only a few blocks away from the White House. The "Coming 2016" sign, which was placed at no cost to Trump, has now been removed, according to The Washington Post. The reason is so that exterior work can be done to the building.
Protestors criticized Trump on the sign, arguing that it served as a campaign sign as opposed to a typical construction sign. The Washington Post reported that D.C. Council member Charles Allen called for an investigation on the sign to ensure that it followed the appropriate rules. Last July, the General Services Administration disagreed with the protestors, ruling that the sign was typical for construction.