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They have huge, off-road vehicles that are too big and heavy to be used that way and they never are, but they have opulent interiors crammed with entertainment systems with more internet connectivity than Verizon. The highway is a river of trucks the size of barges and just as nimble and you can’t get there from here.
Soon, they won’t have much choice. More trucks, bigger trucks perhaps so that they can live in them when they lose their jobs in the new Trump economy. It will cost maybe ten or twenty thousand jobs – those things Trump promised to restore to the automobile industry when it still made automobiles.
We can add this to the list of “marvelous” things Trump has accomplished like a return to coal and national racism and universal cheap health care and simplified tax filing. Marvelous things like destroying nearly a decade of growth, a decade of better air and water and health and opportunity and security. He promised an end to the epidemic of mass shootings. He promised to appoint the best people. He promised transparency.
He promised a great number of things but all we got were these damned trucks.