On Saturday, the Republican Party of Alabama presented former President Donald Trump with a framed resolution that declares him “one of the greatest and most effective” presidents in history.
The resolution, which was passed unanimously by the party, was presented to Trump during a reception held Saturday night at his Mar-a-Lago resort, where he currently resides, Fox News reported.
“The resolution, basically, it just talks about the greatness of Donald J. Trump, how he made America great again and I hope other states will follow suit,” state party executive committee member Perry Hooper Jr. told Fox News.
“It’s just recognizing him for all the great things he has done for America for bringing back American manufacturing, cutting taxes, creating best economy ever, building up our military,” Hooper said.
Resolution praises Trump
In addition, the resolution credits Trump with record-low unemployment before the pandemic and for spearheading the development of a coronavirus vaccine.
It also says that Trump “accomplished more in 48 months than Joe Biden did in 48 years as a senator and vice-president.”
Hooper, who served on the Trump campaign in both 2016 and 2020, said he thinks Trump was the best president ever.
“He’s just done so many great things,” he said. “I was a kid when Reagan was elected and I thought nobody would top the great things Ronald Reagan did but then comes along Donald J. Trump and in my opinion, he’s not just one of the great presidents, he is the greatest president we’ve had in America.”
“We love him in Alabama, America loves him and he got 75 million votes for a reason and I’m speaking basically for 75 million people in America,” he said.
Trump a major force in the GOP
While a few in the Republican Party would like to see Trump thrown out of the party in disgrace for his refusal to concede the 2020 election and what they see as his incitement of the January 6 riot, the majority of Republican voters still support Trump and say they would vote for him if he runs again in 2024.
Trump has not promised to run for president again, but he has pledged to be involved in the 2022 midterms to attempt to get more Republicans elected and take back majorities in both houses of Congress.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that Trump was still an important part of the GOP, and Sen. Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he would support Trump if he becomes the party’s nominee despite accusing him of bearing responsibility for the riot.