At a rally on Saturday, former US President Donald Trump spoke in front of a convoy of trucks in Ottawa to protest against COVID-19 health measures.
Trump praised the convoy participants for “doing more to defend American freedom than our leaders have ever done.”
“We want Canada’s great truckers to know that we’re with them,” he told a crowd of supporters in Conroe, Texas.
Trump also criticized US President Joe Biden for his administration’s immunization mandates that affect federal contractors, large businesses, healthcare workers and the military.
Thousands of truckers and supporters flocked to Ottawa on Saturday to join a rally on Parliament Hill. This movement initially started in response to cross-border vaccine missions affecting truckers but has since evolved into a broader protest against the health measures. COVID-19 public health in general.
The rally on Capitol Hill was also featured prominently in conservative US media, such as Fox News and Newsmax TV.
The former president is not the only Trump family member to endorse the motorcade. Donald Trump Jr. also expressed his support for the convoy in a video posted to Facebook on Tuesday, saying, “We need to see more of this in America.”
Other prominent individuals who have supported the worldwide protest include Tesla CEO Elon Musk, podcaster Joe Rogan and comedian Russell Brand.