Truckers Pour Cold Water on Pro-Trump New York Boycott: ‘Not Happening’

Truckers are dispelling Trump supporters amid their efforts to boycott New York City following the former president’s civil fraud penalty. Judge Arthur Engoron ruled that Trump must pay $355 million in penalties in the civil fraud case brought against him by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The suit accused Trump and others of fraudulently inflating his net worth and asset value to secure more favorable business loans, which Engoron found him liable for last year. Trump has also been barred from serving as an officer or director for any business in New York state for the next three years.

Since the ruling, a number of pro-Trump social media users began urging truckers to boycott New York City by refusing to accept routes into it and potentially disrupting its economy. However, the call for a boycott has made its way across social media over the weekend, sparking other truckers across the U.S. to weigh in on the issue dispelling the reason why truckers may not want to go to New York City.

One early voice of the boycott on X, formerly Twitter, “Chicago Ray,” who echoed Trump’s claims that the case had been politically motivated election interference, deleted his original post advocating for the plan. He then shared a new one on Monday in which he distanced himself from the boycott calls and stressed that he was not encouraging anyone to do anything.

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