Trump met with truckers to push ‘Trumpcare’ — and Twitter is going crazy over the photos

Amid the healthcare hullabaloo on Thursday, President Donald Trump had some fun with trucks.

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President Donald Trump sits in an 18-wheeler truck on March 23. He was meeting with truckers and CEOs at the White House to talk about healthcare.
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The event was officially a listening session on healthcare with members of the American Trucking Associations, but the lighthearted photos ricocheted around the internet. Enjoy!


Two 18-wheelers were parked on the South Lawn of the White House for the event.


The president climbed into the cab of one, to the apparent delight of the truckers and CEOs he was meeting with.


He honked the horn, of course.


Here’s a video of the moment.

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pic.twitter.com/d2MKdxYc2iMarch 23,2017


Driving a truck is the most common job in 29 states. The industry employs 7.3 million people, and 3.5 million Americans are professional truck drivers. It’s a hefty voting bloc.

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REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Source: American Trucking Associations


After the fun, Trump sported an “I love trucks” button for the listening session in the Cabinet Room of the White House.


Twitter lit up with witty takes on the photos.


The day was even immortalized in a Twitter Moment.


After the event, the House GOP postponed the vote on the American Health Care Act after 30 Republicans said they wouldn’t vote to pass the bill.