Two Ohio Republicans want to honor Donald Trump by declaring June 14, his birthday, a state holiday.
Republican Reps. Jon Cross and Reggie Stoltzfus sent an email to their House colleagues Friday asking them to cosponsor an upcoming bill “to celebrate one of the greatest presidents in American history,” according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
“Let’s show the 3,154,834 Ohio voters who cast their ballot to re-elect Donald J. Trump that we as a legislature recognize the accomplishments of his administration,” the email read.
It is not uncommon for states to recognize the birthday of former leaders as a holiday. But it’s usually an honor bestowed after the leader has passed. Illinois is an exception. They passed a bill to create Barack Obama Day on Aug. 4 every year.
But, Ohio House Democrats say June 14 is the wrong date. That’s Flag day.
Rep. Jeff Crossman, a Democrat in the Ohio state House told the Cincinatti Enquirer that the idea of changing a holiday that honors the flag to one that honors Donald Trump is “disrespectful”.