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Literary Vandals Spray Paint Trump's Bronx Golf Course, Police Say

By Janon Fisher | September 11, 2017 3:51pm
 President Trump with Mayor Michael Bloomberg announcing the completion of the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point. 
President Trump with Mayor Michael Bloomberg announcing the completion of the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point. 
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THE BRONX — A vandal took to the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point to spray paint a few lines from "The New Colossus" — the poem that appears on the Statue of Liberty — on the greens of several holes along the golf course, police said.

The graffiti, which included the name of the 1883 poem spelled with an extra "L,"  was discovered on the eighth, 10th and 13th holes about 9 p.m. Sunday night, according to an NYPD spokeswoman.

Police said the wayward Wordsworth also jotted out the poem's first lines:

"Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles."

The "The New Colossus" written by Emma Lazarus — which includes the famous lines, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" — was inscribed on the pedestal of Lady Liberty.

The $230 million course, which was completed in 2014, was developed by the president on city land near the Whitestone Bridge.

A spokeswoman for the golf course did not respond to a request for comment.

Trump recently announced his plan to end DACA, a program allowing undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country at a young age to remain in the country and work legally.