Trump hails truckers as 'heroes'


WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is hailing truckers as heroes at a Pennsylvania event promoting his tax plan.

Trump tells truckers assembled in an airplane hangar that, under his plan: "You're going to make more money. You're going to do better than ever before. And we truly admire you. You are our heroes, believe me."

Trump also says he's working on an infrastructure plan that will benefit truckers with "a special focus on roadways and highways."

He says friends in the industry complain that potholes badly damage their vehicles. But he predicts that, in the future, "American trucks will glide across along highways."

He says "they will be smooth, beautiful highways again."