President Trump on Thursday thanked truckers for delivering food and other goods across the country during the coronavirus pandemic.
“There’s very few people called essential. I don’t know if they call me essential, I’m not sure about that,” Trump said during a ceremony honoring truckers at the White House. “But you’re essential; that I can tell you.”
When the pandemic first hit in America, and food, cleaning supplies, and other essential items began to fly off shelves across the country, the American Trucking Association vowed to keep the supply chain flowing.
“Major national crises tend to expose underlying truths about society that otherwise go unnoticed during life’s regular routines,” the association said in a statement. “They reveal the individuals among us who are truly essential to upholding the high standard of living we’ve collectively come to expect. They remind us of America’s unsung heroes.”
Two weeks later, a 13-year-old boy’s token of gratitude went viral on social media after he used his allowance money to buy supplies for bag lunches and pass them out to truckers at rest stops.
“I have the money to go out and try to appreciate these drivers,” Logan Miller said in a video posted on Facebook. “They’ve done so much work for us. I go by one motto: If there’s no truck drivers out here, America would stop running.”
Trump has thanked truckers during speeches and in tweets since the pandemic began.
“They’ve done an incredible job. We’ve had no problems,” Trump said. “It’s been just great, and we want to thank you very much.”
Author: Dominick Mastrangelo