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Leaders of Florida town declare first week of February 'Donald J. Trump week'

Leaders of Florida town declare first week of February 'Donald J. Trump week'

City leaders in Frostproof, a small town in Florida where officials boast former President TrumpDonald TrumpHead of firms that pushed 'Italygate' theory falsely claimed VA mansion was her home: report Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting VA moving to cover gender affirmation surgery through department health care MORE has previously enjoyed an overwhelming amount of support from local voters, have declared the first week of February “Donald J. Trump week.” 

According to a local NBC affiliate station, the city’s leaders decided to greenlight the declaration, under which the first six days of Black History Month will fall under the new designation, at a meeting on Monday.

The town has a population of roughly 3,180 people, of which more than 90 percent belong to non-Hispanic white and Hispanic white ethnic groups, according to 2018 figures provided by Data USA.

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Polk County, where the city lies, went for Trump heavily in the 2016 presidential election, with 55.4 of the county’s voters backing the Republican.

The proclamation claimed Trump won more than 75 percent of the town's vote.

“Former President Donald J. Trump was overwhelmingly supported, and received 76.43% of the votes in Frostproof, Florida, Precinct 537, won the state of Florida twice and received more votes than any incumbent in United States History,” the proclamation states, according to a copy obtained by the local outlet. 

The brief measure also boasts of employment numbers under the previous administration and growth in manufacturing jobs.

Austin Gravley, a member of the Frostproof City Council, told the news station the proclamation is the "first of its kind” and said he was “proud to be a part” of the effort.

According to the outlet, the move comes weeks after a GOP state representative, Anthony Sabatini, also drew attention for proposing to rename the U.S. Highway 27 in Florida to “President Donald J. Trump Highway.”