Florida Senator Moving to Designate “Donald J. Trump Highway” in Honor of 45th President

JACKSONVILLE, FL – AUGUST 03: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump makes his entrance during a rally at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on August 3, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. Trump has had to answer concerns from inside the Republican party that his campaign is in disarray. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

Florida State Senator Anthony Sabatini will move to rename a highway in the state “Donald J. Trump Highway,” in honor of the 45th President.

Sabatini made the announcement in a tweet on Tuesday. US 27 ultimately travels from Miami, Florida, to Fort Wayne, Indiana, traversing the United States from south to north. The segment located in Florida would be renamed after Trump in Sabatini’s proposal.

Public infrastructure is increasingly named after Presidents while they’re in office or shortly after their departure. Several schools and highways have been named after former President Barack Obama less than five years after his departure from office. Every President in recent American history has received a highway named in his honor, usually after leaving office.

Republicans have strong majorities in both of the Florida House of Representatives and Senate, ensuring a strong chance that Sabatini’s highway proposal will ultimately succeed and become law.

President Trump is the first President in history from Florida, having changed his state of residency from New York to the southern state during his term in office. The President is slated to begin his post-presidency life by returning to the state on Wednesday, where it’s expected that he’ll reside at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach.


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