President Trump Weighs in on U.S. Small Truck Businesses


On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump shared public statements regarding America’s small truck businesses and a subsequent “chicken tax.”

A Look at President Trump’s Statements

The commander-in-chief published the following tweets moments ago:

Throughout Donald Trump’s run in the 2016 presidential election, he frequently discussed the paramountcy of jobs in America. Then-candidate Trump furthermore vowed to restore employment opportunities to people in this country. This promise particularly appealed to Americans who felt left behind and/or forgotten.

An Overview of U.S. Small Businesses, the Chicken Tax, and More

According to the current White House administration, small businesses in America provide employment opportunities for over 57 million individuals. More than 500,000 new small businesses are generated each year, thus creating over 2.5 million work opportunities. Small businesses are also regularly impacted by various regulations and taxes. For quite some time, big government has maintained its reputation as a force which hurts small businesses and entrepreneurs.

The Chicken Tax

The inception of the chicken tax began in 1964 under the presidency of Lyndon Johnson. Put simply, the chicken tax serves as a 25% tariff on light trucks entering the United States. President Trump’s consideration of implementing the chicken tax on cars imported into America comes after General Motors’ decision to cease production in multiple North American plants and reduce up to 15% of their workers.

Boosting Jobs in America

As previously stated, the restoration of U.S. jobs served as a central theme of Donald Trump’s run for the White House. Since his time in office, the president has taken various steps to follow through on the promises he made on the campaign trail. To date, more than 500 U.S. companies have reported salary increases, investments, and various bonuses. Moreover, the success of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act prompted the termination of Obamacare’s individual mandate, boosted tax reductions for middle-income families, and engendered a 20% reduction of taxations on small business revenue.