Former President Trump gave the “Freedom Convoy” truckers and their backers a shout-out on January 29 during his huge rally in Texas.
“We want these Canadian truckers to understand that we support them all the way,” he said to the crowd.
Trump said the truckers and their huge group of supporters were “doing more to defend freedom than American leaders by far.”
Donald Trump’s oldest son, Trump Jr., had given his support for the convoy in a footage posted to Facebook this January 25.
“We must see more of this here in the United States. … Let’s support these truckers working for freedom, fighting for their country and the patriots in America,” he stated. “We need more people able to push back and say enough with this nonsense.”
He may get his wish.
A Facebook group named Convoy to DC 2022 had over 90,000 members as of this Monday morning, January 31.
“We are a large collection of groups who believe in the founding fathers. We believe everybody has a voice. We support American freedom. Help us grow this group and we can make it a better one … God Bless America,” the group’s feature description reads.
A social media footage that shows a man named “Brian Von D” promised action, although no time was mentioned.
“Just know America is next. We have given y’all time and a heads up,” he said.
“Whoever joins will join. And it will begin in California and it will go to D.C. And we are going to stay there like Canada is doing.”
“We are done with these mandates. We are done with the government. We will keep going and we will follow, just like the most of the world, these trucker protests. And they will be completely legal. They will go along with the law.”
America was not alone in being excited by the Canadian protest.
As other people made their plans, the Canadians said their protest was not over.
When the convoy left British Columbia, the intention was to enter Ottawa this Saturday, January 29, and then leave. But that was before the convoy got cheers as the trucks went across Canada.
B.J. Dichter, who raised the money for the Freedom Convoy, stated this Sunday, January 30, that it will not be departing Ottawa anytime soon, as reported by the Independent.
“Right now, yeah, it is very cold, but we are hanging in there, the days will go longer and we take this and put it into overdrive,” Dichter said.
“We are in this for the long haul. We do not have any time limit,” he said.
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