Trump rebukes FBI for investigating supporters accused of harassing Biden bus
President Trump complained on Twitter Sunday night about the FBI investigating videos of a caravan of the president’s supporters surrounding and harassing a Biden campaign bus on a Texas highway Friday.
“In my opinion, these patriots did nothing wrong. 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!” the president tweeted.
In my opinion, these patriots did nothing wrong. 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! https://t.co/of6Lna3HMU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2020
Biden campaign officials say a caravan of vehicles displaying pro-Trump flags surrounded its bus on Interstate 35 in Texas Friday, yelling obscenities and trying to run it off the road.
The campaign officials said they slowed the bus to about 20 mph and attempted to stop it in the middle of the highway. A video posted to Twitter shows a truck hitting a car as it follows the Biden bus.
This is a traffic violation and attempted homicide. Why hasn’t anyone been arrested? pic.twitter.com/QnfF4vXMQn
— melissa “cancel student debt” byrne (@mcbyrne) October 31, 2020
“FBI San Antonio is aware of the incident and investigating,” a spokesperson for the FBI told CNN Sunday afternoon.
White House officials did not immediately return a request for comment as to whether the president believed a crime had occurred.
The Biden campaign harshly condemned the events that occurred Friday, which they said amounted to supporters of the president attempting to run Biden campaign volunteers off the road.
“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 today instead decided to put our staff, surrogates, supporters, and others in harm’s way,” said the campaign’s Texas communications director.
Trump previously posted video of the event on Saturday, writing: “I love Texas!”
He also told a rally in Michigan that “they were protecting [Biden’s] bus yesterday — because they are nice. They had hundreds of cars.”