GOP Lawmaker Wants 481-Mile 'President Donald J. Trump Highway' in Florida

A Florida lawmaker has announced that he will be supporting an amendment to rename a major highway in the state after Donald Trump.

State Rep. Anthony Sabatini, a Republican and Trump loyalist from Orlando, tweeted one day before the president left the White House a proposal to rename Highway 27 the "President Donald J. Trump Highway."

The 481-mile highway runs virtually the length of Florida from Miami to Tallahassee.

"This legislative session I will be sponsoring an amendment to rename U.S. Highway 27 as the 'President Donald J. Trump Highway,'" Sabatini tweeted.

"Looking forward to working on this important designation honoring one of the greatest presidents in American history.

Speaking to far-right website the Gateway Pundit, Sabatini said the fact that the former president would be moving to his Florida resort of Mar-a-Lago meant it would be a fitting tribute to him.

"Highway 27 travels the heartland of real Florida—which is perfect because President Trump best embodies the values of the American heartland," Sabatini said. "This is a fitting designation for the first Floridian president."

Gateway Pundit, which is known to have published conspiracy theories and other falsehoods, claimed that Democrats were "sure to have a spastic meltdown" over Sabatini's amendment.

Sabatini shared the Gateway Pundit article on Twitter with the message "MAGA."

This year's session of the Florida legislature begins on March 2 and will run for 60 days.

Sabatini has been contacted for further comment.

In his final speech as president at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, Trump did not repeat his unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud, which he has said cost him the 2020 election.

"I will tell you the future of this country has never been better," Trump said. "I wish the new administration great luck and great success. I think they'll have great success. They have the foundation to do something really spectacular."

However, Trump also hinted that his political career might not be over and that he, or even one of his children, could try to run in 2024.

"We will be back in some form," Trump said, before departing with: "Have a good life. We will see you soon."

Such a return for Trump would be impossible if he is banned from doing so at his upcoming Senate trial after he was impeached for a second time for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Five people died in the violence, including a police officer.

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Supporters of President Donald Trump wave flags and banners from a highway overpass in Hiawatha, Iowa, on November 2, 2020. A Florida lawmaker is backing an amendment to rename a major highway in his state after Donald Trump. Getty