UPDATED 9:01 AM PT — Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Vice President Mike Pence recently praised the private sector for how it’s handling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While speaking at the White House Tuesday, he acknowledged several businesses, including automaker Ford Motors, Tech Giant Apple and fast food company McDonalds.
The vice president specifically thanked McDonalds for stepping up and introducing a new curbside service at its franchises across the country. That feature helps support the American trucking industry as it provides meals to drivers who had trouble getting access to food while on the road amid widespread closures of restaurants.
“We see industries stepping up, president (Trump) mentioned Ford Motor company working with 3M and GE Health to expand production of medical supplies,” said Pence. “We heard that McDonalds is now offering curbside delivery to truckers who are unable to use the drive thru to pick up a Big Mac.”
We are grateful for the level of generosity that industries are showing throughout this time and we will continue to work with companies to find innovative ways to help the American people. pic.twitter.com/2HIrP033PL
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) March 24, 2020
The vice president went on to say the level of generosity coming from the private sector is truly inspiring to all Americans.