From chasing a bus to blocking roads, Trump-backed trailers wreak havoc ahead of election
Groups of Trump supporters in vans and other vehicles, known as “Trump Trains,” have become increasingly messy in recent days as Election Day approaches, fueling fears that a Contested or tense election does not increase incidents of protest or chaos.
The FBI confirmed To Forbes Sunday that he is investigating an incident on Friday in which a Trump train in Texas chased a Biden campaign bus and hit in a volunteer car in what the countryside noted was an attempt to “slow the bus down and get it off the road”.
Rather than condemning the incident, President Trump tweeted a video of the chase with the caption “I LOVE TEXAS! and claims the caravan was “nice” and “protected” campaign staff, who had to be escorted to safety by local law enforcement.
“In my opinion, these patriots did nothing wrong,” Trump tweeted Sunday in response to the FBI investigation, saying instead that the Bureau and the Justice Department should instead investigate “the terrorists, anarchists and agitators of ANTIFA.”
Incidents escalated on Sunday, with a group of Trump supporters slowing down and stopping traffic on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey and another would “take control”The Capital Beltway around Washington DC
“The words of a president matter. And time and time again, Donald Trump has cruelly used his to incite violence, fan the flames of hatred and division and drive us further away, ”Democratic candidate Joe Biden said. tweeted Saturday after Trump praised the trailer. “It’s time for this to end. “
The Trump train incidents, mostly organized by local pro-Trump groups, arose amid widespread fears about the possibility of violence in the aftermath of election day, especially in the case of an unclear outcome. Across the country, police have been prepare to quell civil unrest, traders were baording their stores and even Walmart stopped his arms sale (although later reversed this decision).
75%. It is the share of probable voters in a United States today/ Suffolk University survey published Thursday which said they were somewhat or very concerned about the violence surrounding the election, while only 23% said they were “very confident” that the United States will have a peaceful transition of power if Democratic candidate Joe Biden emerged victorious. 69% said the divisions in the United States run deeper than they were in the past.
Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said Forbes in one declaration, “The buildings that are barricaded in Washington and cities in America are not fortified to protect them from Trump supporters, but from radical leftists who want Joe Biden to win.”
Shortly before the Trump train incident in Texas – which happened on the same day Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris visited the state – Donald Trump Jr. released an video encouraging supporters to “come together, come to McAllen and greet Kamala Harris on the Trump train” to “show them how strong Texas still is as a Trump country.”