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Oklahoma announces 'Donald J. Trump Highway,' honoring former president

The highway named after the former president stretches 20 miles.

Updated: June 1, 2021 - 4:06pm

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Oklahoma GOP Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed a proclamation to name a 20-mile stretch a roadway the "Donald J. Trump Highway."

The highway, US 287, runs along the Oklahoma-Texas border, and will officially renamed Nov. 1, according to The Oklahoman.

However, state Democrats are opposing the move, arguing it goes against Oklahoma law, which states a highway or bridge can only be named after a medal of honor recipient or a person who has been dead for at least three years.

Republican legislators amended the bill by removing a statute requiring three years to pass before naming something after a person, prompting backlash from some Democratic politicians.

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