Pro-Trump trucker retracts his call for a boycott in New York but warns, "Leave him alone"

Chicago Ray explained that he has no intention of leading any movement and stressed the importance of each driver making decisions based on their own families and jobs.

A trucker known as "Chicago Ray" canceled his call to boycott trips to New York City. The driver's initiative arose after the recent ruling for civil fraud that resulted in a fine of more than 350 million dollars for Donald Trump, in addition to the prohibition of operating his business in the city for three years.

Ray, who went viral on social media by calling on truckers to protest the court ruling against Trump, changed his stance and clarified that he did not want to encourage anyone to be part of a boycott.

Although he clarified that he continues to support the former president, he emphasized that he is not seeking to lead any movement and highlighted the importance of each driver making decisions based on their families and careers. "I worked for a place for 18 years and I quit em in one day (...) I ain't the leader of any movement. I'm my own man period. God Bless America, God Bless Trump and God bless every Truck driver in this country," Ray said.

However, shortly after, the driver uploaded a video through X announcing that several of his colleagues were already rejecting him and suggested that New Yorkers start taking precautions.

"This could take longer than a week. My advice for New Yorkers is start stocking up. There's millions of Truckers for Trump millions of us. Leave Trump alone," he said.

Truckers warn of consequences of a boycott

Following Chicago Ray's original post, other truckers who support Donald Trump joined the boycott idea and warned that refusing to make deliveries in the Big Apple could have disastrous consequences for the city.

Jennifer Hernández, a pro-Trump trucker, noted that the decision by 10% of truckers to stop making deliveries in New York could result in a significant increase in the prices of basic products such as milk, eggs and other consumer goods. "I'm not trying to hurt the people of New York, that's not what I'm trying to do," Hernandez insisted.

Some drivers also suggested that a boycott could extend over the three years of the sentence, which could have a lasting impact on the city's economy.

Trump speaks out on boycott

Former President Trump also spoke out through his social media Truth Social, calling the truckers involved in the boycott "great patriots on the side of freedom" and criticizing "Biden's unfair and dangerous weaponization of law enforcement is a serious threat to democracy," he added.