White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip
Joy and laughter are unbounded on the left for whom this is a welcome intentional slap in the faces of white people, a blow at "white skin privilege."
Some Republicans but no Democrats have protested, some pointing out as well that the change also disses McKinley, the Republican president murdered by an anarchist in memory of whom the mountain was named.
The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.
By renaming the peak Denali, an Athabascan word meaning "the high one," Obama waded into a sensitive and decades-old conflict between residents of Alaska and Ohio.
Alaskans have informally called the mountain Denali for years, but the federal government recognizes its name invoking the 25th president, William McKinley, who was born in Ohio and assassinated early in his second term.
"With our own sense of reverence for this place, we are officially renaming the mountain Denali in recognition of the traditions of Alaska Natives and the strong support of the people of Alaska," said Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
Democrats and liberals have leaped at the opportunity to berate and mock Republicans for their protests.