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Trump proposal sparks debate

Trump proposal sparks debate

Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise
By Carmen Forman The Oklahoman
Posted Nov 13, 2019 at 12:01 AM  

The debate around naming an Oklahoma highway mirrored the divisive national political climate this week after two state senators filed legislation to put the president’s name on a four-mile stretch of historic Route 66.

The proposal speaks to President Donald Trump’s popularity in Oklahoma, where he won all 77 counties and continues to outpace the Democratic presidential candidates in fundraising. But the response spoke to the emotional reaction Trump elicits from people across the political spectrum.

Sens. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, and Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, filed legislation this week to christen a short section of Route 66 in northeastern Oklahoma the President Donald J. Trump Highway... FULL ARTICLE

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