Two Ohio GOP lawmakers are proposing an annual state holiday in honor of Trump
February 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 19: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press prior to his departure from the White House on September 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump is traveling to North Carolina for a campaign rally. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)
Two Ohio Republican state lawmakers want to designate June 14 as an annual state holiday honoring former President Donald Trump.
Washington (CNN)Two Ohio Republican state lawmakers want to designate June 14 as an annual state holiday honoring former President Donald Trump.
Jon Cross and Reggie Stoltzfus called on their colleagues to co-sponsor their bill, which looks to declare June 14 -- Trump's birthday -- as "President Donald J.
Trump that we as a legislature recognize the accomplishments of his administration," the memo reads, adding that "the Ohio House believes it is imperative we set aside a day to celebrate one of the greatest presidents in American history. "
Trump won the battleground state in the November presidential election and earned its 18 electoral votes, but ultimately fell short of the 270 needed to hold onto the presidency.
"We fell short in the election, but that doesn't stop us from recognizing the good work President Trump has done," Cross told CNN.
August 4 is Barack Obama Day in Illinois, the 44th president's home state where the 44th President served in the Legislature and represented in the US Senate, and governors in at least 40 states have signed official proclamations recognizing February 6 as Ronald Reagan Day. But June 14 is also a national holiday: Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the American flag in 1777 by the Continental Congress.
Cross told CNN that the proposal doesn't look to interfere with federal holidays, adding that commemorating a commander in chief on Flag Day would be "great for any president -- they believe in our flag, which I thought was fitting. "
Trump is the only president so far to whom the bill would apply.