DONALD TRUMP has come to the defence of a group of his supporters accused of attempting to run a Joe Biden campaign buss off the road in Texas.
The President spoke up for the convoy of MAGA fans after the FBI confirmed it had launched an investigation into the confrontation.
The incident occurred this past Friday, October 30, and involved a convoy of up to 50 vehicles and a Biden campaign bus that was travelling on Interstate 35 in Hays County, Texas.
Several videos posted on social media show several of the convoy’s cars driving dangerously close to the bus while, at one point, one can be seen running into a Biden staffer’s car.
Are you serious? They forced cars off the road. They forced a campaign bus off the road. They endangered lives. It was criminal activity. It’s not protected political speech. It’s acts of violence. Bordering on domestic violence.
— Barry Rothman (@BarryARothman) November 1, 2020
As a result of the confrontations, the Biden campaign opted to cancel an event due to be held in Pflugerville and two other rallies amid “security concerns”.
According to Democrat volunteer Dr Eric Sevini, the Trump trucks were waiting on the highway to ambush the bus with several of his supporters said to be armed.
He tweeted: “These Trump supporters, many of whom were armed, surrounded the bus on the interstate and attempted to drive it off the road. They outnumbered police 50-1, and they ended up hitting a staffer’s car.”
Trump, however, dismissed any suggestion of wrongdoing on the part of his supporters.
“In my opinion, these patriots did nothing wrong,” the president wrote on Twitter.
“Instead, the FBI & Justice should be investigating the terrorists, anarchists, and agitators of ANTIFA, who run around burning down our Democrat run cities and hurting our people!”
Trump had already voiced support for the convoy, tweeting out a video video of MAGA flag-flying cars surrounding the Biden bus alongside the caption: “I LOVE TEXAS.'”
Joe Biden, meanwhile, condemned the incident during an appearance in Philadelphia.
“We've never had anything like this,” he said.
“At least we've never had a president who thinks it's a good thing.”