Loud honks rang throughout President Donald Trump’s coronavirus vaccine press briefing on Friday, and while the president believed the sounds were “the sign of love,” they actually came from truck drivers protesting low freight rates.
“And you hear that outside? That beautiful sound? Those are truckers that are with us all the way,” Trump said. “They’re protesting in favor of President Trump as opposed to against.”
Editor of Press Watch Dan Froomkin took to Twitter to reveal that the truck drivers were protesting low freight rates outside of the White House — not showing their support for the president:
Truckers outside WH are protesting low freight rates, not pro Trump. Organizer: “This is our distress call to our commander in chief