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Pro-Trump truck drivers threaten to boycott New York after being convicted of fraud

Pro-Trump truck drivers threaten to boycott New York after being convicted of fraud

Truck drivers who support Trump say they are refusing to travel to New York after the former president was ordered to pay a $355 million ($479 million Canadian) fine in the fraud case he was charged with last week.

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Recall that Judge Arthur Engoron, of the Manhattan Supreme Court, ordered Mr. Trump to pay a fine of $355 million US ($479 million Canadian) for inflating his net worth by several billion dollars over a decade in order to obtain soft loans from banks.

A conservative social media influencer and truck driver who goes by the name Chicago Ray posted a video saying some of his colleagues would stop making deliveries to New York in protest of the Manhattan Supreme Court's ruling on Friday, the New York Post reported.

“I've been on the radio for an hour and talked to about a dozen drivers…and they're going to start refusing deliveries to New York starting Monday,” Mr. Ray says in the inside video. His truck.

“I don't know how far this will go in the country or how many truckers will start refusing shipments to New York, but I'll tell you what to do: You'll see, and you'll find out,” Mr. Ray warned.

In the same letter posted on X, the truck driver claimed that 95% of his counterparts support the former president and believe the decision will be overturned on appeal. Her post has been viewed more than 5.7 million times and received more than 55,000 likes since Friday evening.

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Some have expressed their support for the boycott online.

“Do it!” Let us know how we can help you! “You are not alone in this fight,” one user wrote in response.

“We stand with the truck drivers,” another wrote.

In addition to his conviction, Donald Trump is also banned from serving as an officer or director of a New York corporation for three years, the judge ruled.