Truckers for Trump to boycott driving to New York City after $355M fraud ruling

Truckers for Trump to boycott driving to New York City after $355M fraud ruling

A contingent of truck drivers who are staunch supporters of former President Trump has declared their decision to abstain from driving to New York City, using this stance as a means to convey their dissatisfaction with the recent civil fraud ruling against Trump.

The ruling, handed down by New York Judge Arthur Engoron last Friday, comes as a result of a lengthy trial initiated by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The lawsuit accused Trump, his family, and the Trump Organization of inflating assets and committing fraud. The judgment entails a fine exceeding $350 million and a three-year prohibition on Trump’s business operations in New York.

In response, many pro-Trump truck drivers across the nation have voiced their discontent. “Chicago Ray,” a vocal trucker on social media platform X, rallied fellow drivers to boycott deliveries to New York City, emphasizing his solidarity with Trump and characterizing the move as a form of protest against what he perceives as undue interference in the former president’s affairs.

Expressing similar sentiments, individuals on social media platforms rallied behind Chicago Ray’s call for action, echoing the sentiment that Trump deserves support in the face of what they view as unjust persecution.

Moreover, Elena Cardone, wife of real estate investor Grant Cardone, launched a GoFundMe campaign titled “Stand with Trump; Fund the $355M Unjust Judgment.” The campaign aims to support Trump’s defense against the civil fraud ruling, with funds allocated solely for this purpose. Grant Cardone emphasized that the legal challenges Trump faces represent an assault not only on him but also on fundamental principles of fairness and due process.

Since its inception, the fundraiser has garnered significant support, amassing nearly $310,000 in contributions, reflecting a groundswell of solidarity among Trump’s supporters.