President Trump has proclaimed Monday, May 1st, as Loyalty Day, according to a statement from the White House. The observance of "allegiance to the principles" of the country is a longstanding tradition which dates back to President Eisenhower, who officially enacted the day in 1955.
Inbox: President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 1, 2017, as Loyalty Day— Jill Colvin (@colvinj) April 28, 2017
While he was thinking about May, The President decided to give it a few other labels:
Also by proclamation, Pres Trump declares— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 28, 2017
-May 1 as Loyalty Day
-the month of May as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Though many have never heard of it, declaring May 1st Loyalty Day is something almost all presidents do:
Although some point out its origins are a little sketchy:
Some Twitter users have a major problem with the President's declaration:
"Loyalty Day!?"— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) April 29, 2017
*THINKS LOYALTY DAY IS STUPID*
*REALIZES IT COULD MEAN AN EXTRA DAY OFF*
"I love Loyalty Day!!!!"
Not knowing that Loyalty Day has been around for a long time makes me pretty disloyal, I guess. Sorry to the Founding Fathers— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) April 29, 2017
For those of you wondering why you've never heard of Loyalty Day before now:
Americans are discovering Loyalty Day because a president they don't like made the proclamation this time— (h)ors (@_scaryh) April 29, 2017
Let's all take a moment this May 1st to remember all the things our country stands for: protection of the oppressed, truth, and about a thousand other things The President sometimes forgets about.