A group of Trump supporters on Friday harassed a Biden campaign bus on a Texas freeway, waving their flags and honking their horns in a tense confrontation that reportedly led to one minor crash and Texas Democrats cancelling three events.
President Trump clearly got a kick out of it:
Law enforcement, however, did not.
According to the Texas Tribune, the FBI is looking into the incident as the presidential race, with Texas polling like a potential battleground, heats up ahead of next week’s election.
“Rather than engage in productive conversation about the drastically different visions that Joe Biden and Donald Trump have for our country, Trump supporters in Texas [Friday] instead decided to put our staff, surrogates, supporters, and others in harm’s way,” the Texas communications director for the Biden campaign told the Tribune.
As you can see from this screenshot from the Tribune, the “Trump Train” was called into action online under the hashtag #FollowTheBus:
Naomi Narvaiz, a Texas Republican Party official, said she “didn’t see anyone being overly aggressive” but she stoked the flames with this tweet:
As for the accident, one witness on the bus reportedly said a truck collided with one of the staff member vehicles. Nobody pulled over and the collision was partially caught on video:
Texas GOP Chairman Allen West, however, dismissed the whole incident. “It is more fake news and propaganda. Prepare to lose… stop bothering me,” he said in a statement released after he was questioned by the Tribune. “Maybe Soros can cut y’all another check in 2022.”