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Republican lawmakers push for creation of 'President Donald J. Trump Day'

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 14:08:11-05

(WTXL) — Two GOP lawmakers from Ohio are pushing to declare June 14 "President Donald J. Trump Day."

Reps. Jon Cross and Reggie Stoltfuz have proposed a bill that would make June 14 a state holiday honoring Former President Donald Trump, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

They said they want create a holiday to "celebrate one of the greatest presidents in American history.”

June 14 is Trump’s birthday.

It's not uncommon for former presidents' birthdays to be commemorated with a holiday. In 2017, Illinois enacted a measure designating Aug. 4, Obama's birthday, as "Barack Obama Day."

June 14 is also Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States of America on June 14, 1777.

Last month, Anthony Sabatini, a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, proposed renaming a long stretch of U.S. 27 in Florida after former President Trump.