Donald Trump Jr. told Texas supporters to give Kamala Harris a 'Trump Train Welcome' before cars displaying MAGA flags swarmed a Biden campaign bus on a highway

  • Donald Trump Jr. told supporters of President Donald Trump to give Sen. Kamala Harris a "Trump train welcome" in Texas before cars displaying MAGA flags surrounded a Biden campaign bus near Austin on Saturday.
  • "Get out there, have some fun," he said in the video, shared on Wednesday. "Don't forget to vote and bring all of your friends. Let's show them how strong Texas still is as Trump country. Get out there, guys."
  • Video of cars surrounding Biden's campaign bus on a highway near Austin, Texas.
  • A truck displaying Trump flags was filmed colliding with a car accompanying Biden's campaign bus.
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Donald Trump Jr. told supporters in Texas to give Sen. Kamala Harris a "Trump train welcome" before cars displaying MAGA signs swarmed a Biden campaign bus on a highway near Austin on Saturday, causing a crash that involved two cars.

"It'd be great if you guys would all get together, head down to McAllen and give Kamala Harris a nice Trump train welcome," he said in a video shared three days before the incident, which was later posted on Twitter.

"Get out there, have some fun," he added. "Don't forget to vote and bring all of your friends. Let's show them how strong Texas still is as Trump country. Get out there, guys."

 

Harris' campaign event continued as planned on Friday after Trump Jr.'s comments, but the Biden campaign canceled a weekend event over concerns for safety follwing Saturday's car incident.

The incident involving Biden's campaign bus and a caravan of Trump supporters happened on Saturday on a highway near Austin, Texas.

After the cars surrounded Biden's bus, a truck displaying Trump flags was filmed colliding with a vehicle accompanying Biden's campaign. Police told The Guardian that it's still unclear who caused the collision. 

No one was injured in the incident, but the Biden campaign has criticized the Trump supporters' actions.

 

"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," Tariq Thowfeek, Texas communications director for the Biden campaign, told HuffPost.

The FBI announced on Sunday that it is investigating the incident, after which President Donald Trump said his supporters "did nothing wrong."

"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!" Trump said on Twitter.

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