Trump approves renaming Detroit post office for Aretha Franklin

January 06, 2021, 2:27 AM

Aretha Franklin (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Donald Trump is leaving another mark on the postal service as he exits office that's surprisingly not a stain: He's signed a bill to rename a Detroit facility for Aretha Franklin.

Under the legislation introduced by Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield), the Fox Creek post office at 12711 E. Jefferson Avenue will become the Aretha Franklin Post Office Building.

Lawrence brought the bill in July 2019, saying: “After renaming Chene Park to the Aretha Franklin Amphitheater, I felt additional accolades were necessary on the federal level to extend her legacy. This is the contribution from all of us in the Michigan Delegation to that legacy.”

Franklin died of pancreatic cancer in August 2018. At the time, Trump attempted to praise the legendary singer by saying she "worked for me on numerous occasions."

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