Speaking at an official White House event on April 16th, President Trump thanked truck drivers for being “the foot soldiers who are really carrying us to victory.” The president was flanked by two big rigs, four truck drivers, and DOT Secretary Elaine Chao as he welcomed American Trucking Association President and CEO Chris Spear up to the podium.
“American truckers are the foot soldiers who are really carrying us to victory,” said President Trump. “They’ve done an incredible job. We’ve had no problems. It’s been just — it’s been just great.”
UPS driver Charleton Paul, DHL Express driver Dylan Mattigan, and Big G Express driver Steven Richardson all took the podium and offered a few words, after which President Trump presented them and FedEx Ground driver Tina Peterson with a large honorary key. At the end, President Trump welcomed Chris Spear with an honorary key as well.
“Where is Chris Spear?” The president asked. “Come here, Chris! That’s big power! Come here Chris!”
You can see the full address below.