South Africa: Name Change Required For ‘Problematic’ President Trump

The now-gelded President Trump peers out from his stall at trainer Justin Snaith’s stable. (photo courtesy trainer Justin Snaith)

The equine President Trump, who made headlines earlier this month for having to be gelded due to his ‘unmanageable’ behavior, now has undergone yet another significant change.

According to the Racing Post, the National Horseracing Authority (NHA), the principle governing body of the industry in South Africa, has ruled that President Trump must have his name changed. According to the Post, the NHA contacted the gelding’s trainer, Justin Snaith, and told him that the chestnut’s name had to be changed.

Samantha Dames, who handles the foal registration for the NHA, told Snaith, “Unfortunately, with Donald Trump being president, the opinion of the NHA is that the name has now become problematic.”

Snaith and his brother, Jonathan, then attempted to register the gelding as ‘Potus’, which was also rejected.

However, they finally received approval for their third choice that was submitted – Fake News.

Read more in the Racing Post

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