Florida state Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R) drew backlash and mockery on Monday after he proposed legislation to rename U.S. Route 27 — which runs through his state — after Donald Trump.
Sabatini, who is running for Congress in 2022, asked people on Twitter to sign a petition “to name Florida’s longest road” the “President Donald J. Trump Highway” to “honor one of America’s greatest Presidents.”
BREAKING: Today I filed the Bill to name Florida’s longest road—U.S. Highway 27—the “President Donald J. Trump Highway,” to honor one of America’s greatest Presidents. 🇺🇸
— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) August 9, 2021
Some critics suggested Sabatini should focus his attention on the COVID-19 crisis engulfing the state, which has become the national epicenter of new infections.
Others reminded him of twice-impeached Trump’s legacy:
Can you name a single road, bridge, highway, library, etc named the “PRESIDENT (enter your president’s name here)”. It’s the Ronald Reagan Airport. Not the PRESIDENT Reagan airport. Why would you break with this protocol for Trump?
— David A (@davidazevedo61) August 9, 2021
Then turn right onto DeSantis Drive… where the 4 seasons landscaping awaits…. Quick left onto Covid Boulevard…. Cross street …Insanity Lane…or just take I-95 N….and leave the raging Covid state behind… 👍🏼
— 💫⭐️💖Corey💖⭐️💫 (@harleyb19951) August 9, 2021
How is a one-term President who lost the Popular Vote twice considered “one of America’s greatest Presidents”?
— William Previdi (@WilliamPrevidi) August 9, 2021
Hey, if you want to further soil your state, knock yourself out.
— Andrew C Laufer, Esq (@lauferlaw) August 9, 2021
I hear Trump is saying it’s much longer, the longest road ever named after a President in the history of the world. Here’s the proof. pic.twitter.com/QX0gH6x9u3
— Another Angry Southern Liberal (@KtownLiberal) August 9, 2021
Why would you name a highway after Donald Trump when he failed to get infrastructure improvements enacted?
This makes no sense.
— Tony (@TonyHamaoui) August 9, 2021
I’ll sign it if you add one word ….
“Donald J. Trump Lost Highway”
— KelShel pt2 (@ShelKel2) August 9, 2021
The signs will all be in sharpie, misspelled, and giving you the wrong information.
— Ka0s_Theory (@KA0STHRY) August 9, 2021
Named pretty perfectly for a road that goes mostly through swamp.
— Alex Merz (@Merz) August 10, 2021
Cool how the highway resembles a chart mapping his popularity.
— J Hernandez (@thisdudejaime) August 9, 2021
Going north to south, it looks like a urethra
Going south to north, it’s a catheter
You really didn’t think this through, did you?
— FearlessFreep 🏳️🌈 (@FFreep) August 9, 2021
In what way is he one of America’s greatest presidents?
Please educate me.
America being respected worldwide?
Please let me know when you get a chance.
— Nathan Quarry (@NateRockQuarry) August 10, 2021