A pair of Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty pickups took middle stage on the White Home garden yesterday as a part of a theatrical ploy to point out off the “burden of laws,” per CBS Information White Home correspondent Mark Knoller. Knoller tweeted out a photograph of the blue and purple Chevy trucks, the previous of which carried proverbial—and, nicely, literal—regulatory weights in its mattress.
The place the White Home sourced the vehicles stays a thriller. MotorTrend reached out to each Common Motors and the Workplace of Administration and Price range for clarification to find out if the vehicles had been provided by the producer. Nonetheless, we’ve got but to obtain a concrete reply from both GM or the OMB.
Our colleagues at Jalopnik, although, obtained phrase from a GM spokesperson that the corporate was not “conscious of the occasion beforehand however seems to be like [the White House] selected a terrific truck.” Whereas that response frees GM from actively taking part within the deliberate occasion itself, it neither confirms nor denies the automaker’s involvement in supplying the pickups to the White Home.
Whether or not the White Home “selected a terrific truck” to make use of on this stunt is a special matter completely. Model apart, we would argue the Administration’s choice to make use of heavy-duty full-size pickups, versus light-duty full-size vehicles, solely downplayed the optical “burden of laws” it sought to exemplify. Credit score the stiff rear springs of the Silverado HD, which held the truck’s rear-end excessive regardless of the extra weight in its mattress.
How the Trump Administration procured the 2 Chevrolet pickups for its newest little bit of political theater stays underneath wraps for now. Regardless, it appears that evidently even when GM did mortgage the vehicles to the White Home, the corporate was unaware the automobiles can be used on this method.