Truckers Announce NYC Boycott

A group of truckers announced that they would refuse to bring goods into and out of New York City following last week’s court decision to fine former President Donald Trump $355 million. The move could increase stress in the Big Apple as the city struggles with the influx of more than 170,000 migrants in the last two years.

The protest appears to be growing following a number of social media posts. By the weekend, the story was the lead on Fox News’ website.

The truckers are protesting the ruling handed down by Judge Arthur Engoron following a case brought by New York Attorney General Tish James (D) that alleged the former president engaged in fraud by how he valued his properties.

On social media, a number of truckers announced their support for the movement. One said that he was one of the “many millions of Truckers who believe in God and love this Country,” adding that he stood with the former president because “Trump stands with me. Truckers for Trump ain’t just a slogan, it’s real.”

The initial call for the boycott came due to conservative allegations that James’ case and the court ruling were election interference. The former president has made similar arguments in the recent past.

The former president received other help, as well with supporters creating a GoFundMe account to help pay for his legal fees. The “Stand with Trump: Fund the $355M Unjust Judgment” had collected more than $350,000 by the weekend.

The effort came just weeks after another truck protest received considerable attention. A number of truckers and private citizens created a convoy that traveled to Texas and Arizona to protest the ongoing migrant crisis.

The Take Our Country Back movement held several well-attended rallies near the U.S.-Mexico border, which included former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R).

The former vice presidential candidate said that the federal government was “sanctioning to allow this invasion.” She was joined by a number of other public officials, as well as the musician Ted Nugent.