Truckers Vow to Stop Delivering to NYC in Support of Trump

( — On Friday, February 16, Judge Arthur Engoron ruled against former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud trail, ordering him to pay a $355 million penalty. The ruling also included stipulations that the Trump Organization not be allowed to take out any loans in New York City for 3 years, and that Trump himself not be allowed to serve as director or officer for any legal entity in New York, including any corporations. Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s former CFO, and Trump’s sons Eric and Donald Jr. were also given hefty fines for the various counts of fraud they were found guilty of.

This verdict was regarded as an unfair weaponization of the legal system by Trump and many of his supporters. By the evening of the verdict, conservative social media personality and trucker Chicago Ray had announced his intent to boycott deliveries into New York City in protest. In a profanity-laden video, he said that he’d spoken to 10 other truck drivers who intended to join him in the boycott. He added that truckers have the power to choose which loads they take, and their bosses don’t care which they reject or fulfill.

Jennifer Hernandez, another trucker who has joined the protest, said that if even 10% of the deliveries that routinely go into the city are refused by the truckers, it could mean an economic catastrophe for New York City. She added that she is not trying to hurt the citizens, but if the boycott goes on, it could result in rising prices for nearly everything that flows into the city. More truckers have expressed support online for the protest, but that may not indicate the 90% support for Trump in the trucker community that Chicago Ray suggested in his video.

Former President Trump, however, seemed delighted by the loyalty displayed and shared the Chicago Joes boycott video on his social media platform, Truth Social. He declared them to be patriots on the side of freedom and said he was honored to have their support. The video went viral across several platforms, with many people liking it, commenting, and asking how they could support the movement. Chicago Ray, however, says he’s not the leader of a movement and insisted that all the truck drivers should make their decisions based on their own circumstances.

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