The proclamation was passed unanimously by the state’s GOP and presented to the former president at his South Florida Mar-a-Lago resort on Saturday.
Perry Hopper Jr., a member of the Alabama GOP executive committee, told Fox News: ‘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.’
‘It’s just recognizing him for all the great things he has done for America for bringing back American manufacturing, cutting taxes, creating the best economy ever, building up our military,’ the former state representative continued, comparing Trump to the likes of Ronald Reagan.
The document includes a list of ten of Trump’s achievements as president.
Alabama GOP executive committee member Perry Hopper Jr. presented Donald Trump with a document declaring him ‘one of the greatest and most effective presidents’ in U.S. history
The document, presented Saturday at Mar-a-Lago, lists Trump’s presidential achievements, and gives him credit for delivering ‘safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines in record time’
The document was signed last month, but just presented to the former president this weekend
‘President Trump accomplished more in 48 months than Joe Biden did in 48 years as a senator and vice-president,’ the document reads after listing accomplishments.
Printed on a large legal-sized document and displayed on a blue matte and golden frame, the proclamation gives Trump credit for getting vaccines to Americans in ‘record time.’
‘President Trump’s ‘Operation Warp Speed’ delivered safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines in record time, which was one of the important feats in medical history,’ the third line of the document reads.
On Wednesday, upon the House passage of Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, Trump sent out a tweet-like statement taking credit for the successful vaccination rollout.
In a statement from the ‘Office of the 45th President’, Trump wrote: ‘I hope everyone remembers when they’re getting the COVID-19 (often referred to as the China Virus) Vaccine, that if I wasn’t President, you wouldn’t be getting that beautiful ‘shot’ for 5 years, at best, and probably wouldn’t be getting it at all. I hope everyone remembers!’
On Thursday, Biden delivered his first public address as president, which also marked the one year anniversary of the coronavirus locks downs.
His administration also announced last week that they would be able to inoculate every American adult by the end of May – two months earlier than previously expected.
The Alabama GOP also lauded the low unemployment numbers under Trump and him appointing an unprecedented three conservative justices to the Supreme Court during his four years in office.
Hooper told Fox that while he was speaking for the Alabama Republican Party, he was not speaking for the many Americans who voted for his reelection in 2020.
‘He’s just done so many great things,’ Hopper 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.
Hopper served as Trump’s 2016 campaign’s Alabama co-chairman. He also was on the former president’s 2020 campaign’s finance committee.