After seeing what transpired in Canada recently, the organizers of what was billed as the “US Freedom Convoy” had very high hopes.
The plan was for American truck drivers to roll into Washington, D.C. just in time for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday and shut down the nation’s capital as a way of protesting COVID restrictions and other issues that many on the political right constantly whine and moan about.
But The Independent reports that when only five big rigs showed up at a meeting point in Las Vegas, the truckers dispersed and went their separate ways because their grandiose plans fizzled out before they even got to the District of Columbia:
A convoy of truckers who were heading from California to Washington DC for Joe Biden’s State of the Union (SOTU) address have been told to find another protest fleet after theirs fell apart before its first stop.
Organisers of the “US Freedom Convoy” – which had been expecting up to 2,000 truckers prior to its departure from Los Angeles on Friday – disbanded the caravan and cancelled all associated rallies on Saturday after only five rigs arrived in Las Vegas.
Damn! They expected 2,000 and got a measly five? That’s one hell of a failure.
It didn’t take long before recriminations began online, with many noting they wound up looking like fools for being a part of such a massive letdown:
“I spent days trying to coordinate a rally in support of our truckers,” wrote one Facebook user. “I have three tiny kids and work a full-time job and stretched myself thin then made myself look so stupid. I’m pretty hurt by all this.”
Wow! You mean some right-wing asshats took advantage of people so they could grift and get attention for their bogus “cause?” Sounds a lot like a failed, one-term former president who goes by the name Donald Trump.