The FBI is investigating a “Trump Train” incident from Friday, in which a Biden campaign bus was surrounded by a dozen pickup trucks driven by Trump supporters as it traveled down a Texas interstate, according to a report.
The dangerous, caught-on-video highway confrontation led the Biden campaign and state Democrats to cancel multiple Texas events in the battleground state, the Texas Tribune reported.
There was least one minor collision on the I-35 between a campaign staffer’s car and the caravan of trucks full of flag-waving passengers, according to the Tribune.
Those inside the trucks honked their horns and shouted while surrounding the Biden bus and slowing it down, witnesses told the paper.
Still, the incident was celebrated by President Trump, who tweeted one clip of the confrontation along with his praise: “I LOVE TEXAS!”
The FBI’s involvement was confirmed to the Tribune by law enforcement sources, the paper said.
“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 instead decided to put our staff, surrogates, supporters, and others in harm’s way,” the Biden campaign’s Texas spokesperson told the paper.
But Allen West, a spokesperson for the Texas GOP, dismissed questions from the paper as “more fake news and propaganda,” in a statement that concluded, “Prepare to lose … stop bothering me,” the Tribune reported.
Texas congressional candidate Wendy Davis was on the Biden bus at the time it was swarmed, the paper reported.
Friday’s incident had been promoted in advance online under the hashtag #FollowTheBus, the paper said.
“Trolling is Fun!” one post said. “Join us in #SanAntonio to escort the Biden bus coming through San Antonio,” it urged.
“We are on the bridges & will intercept at Walters/I35!!”
In all, some 40-to-50 vehicles participated, local Biden campaign volunteer Eric Cervini told the paper, describing the trucks decorated with Trump and American flags he saw gathered along the side of the interstate.