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Truck Driver Suddenly Realizes How His Job Has Changed Since Trump Was Elected

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For Democrats already dreaming about the midterms, this might be a wakeup call.

While the mainstream media might be scoffing at the real accomplishments of President Donald Trump’s first year in office – ignoring an improving economy, and the country’s victories over terrorist savages abroad — Americans in the real world are seeing the direct impact of the Trump presidency.

And one truck driver’s Facebook post tells the story.

Crossing the country in the six months leading up to the 2016 election, the trucker wrote, he could feel the gloom gripping the heartland at the prospect of Hillary Clinton winning and continuing the disastrous eight years of the Barack Obama presidency.

“The generational family farmers were scared,” he wrote. “They were making plans to sell of their land and equipment and trying to think of what they could do to make a living after Killary took the office because they weren’t going to be able to afford to farm anymore and they were going to be so regulated and taxed that it wouldn’t be worth it …”

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Every conservative can understand that feeling – and the media’s constant hype of Clinton’s supposedly inevitable win did nothing to help.

But the truck driver posting to Facebook wasn’t stuck in an office or his home, where the only source of information about what was going on in the country came from the gatekeepers of the mainstream media.

He was out on the road, in the heartland of America, and saw something different from what the major networks and blathersnots like MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow were describing.

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He saw real hope ahead.

“As my journey continued I started noticing something else. TRUMP signs. Everywhere. People had homemade trump signs on dead end roads in the middle of BFE with no traffic and no neighbors. They didn’t have anyone to to persuade. They had them out because they believed in what trump was about and what he was going to do for the American farmer and that gave them hope and that got the 80 year old farmers who had never voted before to the poles to help Trump get the win.”

That win shocked the political world when it came. And a year later, the trucker can see the difference in the country’s mood – and its economic life.

The farmers are still struggling, he wrote, but they are contributing every day to the wellbeing of the country. He sees it on the road, with his own eyes.

“Farmers need tractors from factories that are employing Americans. Farmers need fuel from pipelines and wells. Brought in by trucks. They need seed and fertilizer processed in plants also brought to them by trucks and so on,” he wrote.

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“Farmers have a never ending impact on the economy and the bumper sticker says no farmers no food but it’s really much more than that. We need farmers and Trump knows that too.”

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In the towns, the story of economic revival is the same.

“All of these towns are firing up coal chutes that haven’t been used in 25 years,” the trucker wrote. “Barges of coal are moving up and down the Ohio river again. Power plants, steel mills, coal mines, sand yards, they are all coming alive again. Wells are being drilled and pipelines are being laid that never could be because of obama. Again these all have a huge effect on the economy people don’t even think about. Guys are coming in staying in hotels, getting fuel, buying food, buying materials to get the job done. All of these wheels are turning the the media has nothing to say about it.”

No, the media has nothing to say about it. The media is consumed with attacking Trump. It’s obsessed with Russia, Russia, Russia and the endless — and so far fruitless — investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

And, of course, there’s the increasing focus on the non-scandals of the Trump presidency – alleged romantic encounters that occurred long before he was even a long-shot candidate for the nomination of a party that was supposedly doomed to electoral failure in 2016.

Most normal Americans, the kind of American this trucker sees every day on his hauls across the country, don’t care two cents about the purported stories the Democrat allies in the media are peddling.

What they do care about is exactly the kind of thing this trucker sees: The way his job has changed since Trump’s election, and the way the country has changed.

If the economy holds and that American re-awakening continues, that midterm dream could turn out to a nightmare for Democrats after all.

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Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015.
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn't need a printing press to do it.
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