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Leaders Of Florida City Declare First Week Of February ‘Donald J. Trump’ Week

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A community in Florida has declared the first week in February to be named in honor of former President Donald Trump, showing that despite the controversial end to his term in office, he remains beloved by so many of those who supported his candidacy and presidency.

Newsweek reported the city of Frostproof, Florida, has deemed this week to be “Donald J. Trump week.”

Officials in the small Central Florida city discussed naming the first week of February after the 45th president on Monday, and the ayes had it during a city council meeting.

According to Newsweek, the idea was proposed to Frostproof vice mayor and city councilor Austin Gravley, who agreed Trump was worthy of being officially recognized. There was no reported pushback.

“Excited to honor former President Donald J Trump Monday night,” Gravley reportedly wrote on Facebook prior to the meeting, which would see the small community of roughly 3,000 residents become the first to name an entire week after Trump.

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The city’s mayor, Jon Albert, cited Trump’s approval among the community’s voters for paying tribute to the former president. A reported 76 percent of the city’s voters cast ballots for Trump during the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Newsweek quoted city officials who were pleased with Trump’s job performance, which brought jobs to the country. Trump was also celebrated for “engaging in no new wars … while bringing many troops home.”

Frostproof is about a two-hour drive from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, where the former chief executive is lying low and preparing for a Senate trial that seems fated for a second acquittal. Trump was of course impeached last month after he was assigned blame for the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion.

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