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Here are some photos of Trump pretending to be a truck driver

President Donald Trump climbed into the driver's seat of an 18-wheeler while meeting with truck drivers and CEOs on the South Portico.

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President Donald Trump climbed into the driver's seat of an 18-wheeler while meeting with truck drivers and CEOs on the South Portico.

President Trump met with truckers and executives Thursday afternoon, taking a few minutes for a photo op inside a truck cab on the White House South Portico.

The move came as House GOP leaders continued to fight to get enough votes to pass their health care bill. The vote, which was scheduled for today, has been postponed in a setback for Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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During the trucking event, Trump could be seen climbing into the driver’s seat of an 18-wheeler, pumping his fists, grabbing onto the steering wheel, and honking the vehicle’s horn.

Trump also met with trucking industry workers and executives inside the White House to speak about the American Health Care Act. During the meeting, Trump seemed optimistic about the passage of the bill.

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“We have a great bill, and I think we have a very good chance,” he said, according to a pool report.

The president noted that he thinks it will be a close vote on the bill in the House, but dismissed it as just “politics.”

“We’ll see what happens,” Trump said. “It’s going to be a very close vote.”

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In a press briefing, spokesman Sean Spicer said that the trucking industry “has suffered greatly under Obamacare.”

President Donald Trump walks out of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017, to meet with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, on the South Lawnn. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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President Donald Trump gets out of an 18-wheeler as he meets with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, Thursday, March 23, 2017, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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epa05866652 US President Donald J. Trump gets in the driver's seat of an 18-wheeler while meeting with truck drivers and trucking CEOs on the South Portico prior to their meeting to discuss health care at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 23 March 2017. The House of Representatives has yet to vote on the Republican-crafted American Health Care Act, that would replace the Affordable Care Act, as it remained unclear whether Republicans had enough votes to overcome opposition from Democrats and those within their own party. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

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President Donald Trump pretends to drive an 18-wheeler as he meets with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, Thursday, March 23, 2017, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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President Donald Trump honks the horn of an 18-wheeler truck while meeting with truckers and CEOs regarding healthcare on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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President Donald Trump sits in an 18-wheeler truck while meeting with truckers and CEOs regarding healthcare on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017. (AP Photo/)

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President Donald Trump gestures while sitting in an 18-wheeler truck while meeting with truckers and CEOs regarding healthcare on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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epa05866630 U.S. President Donald J. Trump gets in the driver's seat of an 18-wheeler while meeting with truck drivers and trucking CEOs on the South Portico prior to their meeting to discuss health care at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 23 March 2017. The House of Representatives has yet to vote on the Republican-crafted American Health Care Act, that would replace the Affordable Care Act, as it remained unclear whether Republicans had enough votes to overcome opposition from Democrats and those within their own party. EPA/

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