Why did Biden cancel his Texas campaign? Internet slams Donald Trump for 'inciting violence against opponent'

Some of the Trump supporters surrounding the Biden campaign bus were armed, according to Democratic state representative Rafael Anchía


                            Why did Biden cancel his Texas campaign? Internet slams Donald Trump for 'inciting violence against opponent'
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In Texas, vehicles with Trump flags tried to force a Biden-Harris campaign bus heading from San Antonio to Austin off a highway on Friday, October 30. The vehicles surrounded the bus on busy Interstate 35 and appeared to be attempting to slow it down and force it to the side of the road, according to social media posts from witnesses and accounts by party activists. In one instance, the vehicles pulled in front of the bus and tried to stop in the middle of the highway before staff called 911, according to the Biden campaign.

The president himself appeared to endorse the behavior of his supporters, tweeting a video of the incident on October 31 along with the comment “I LOVE TEXAS!”



 

Some of the Trump supporters surrounding the Biden campaign bus were armed, according to Democratic state representative Rafael Anchía and other observers.
While the vice-presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, was campaigning in Texas that day, she was not on the bus, a spokesman for a state Democratic representative confirmed. Texas state Democrats also said they cancelled a campaign event on October 30 evening for “public safety and security reasons.”

Internet was quick to slam Donald Trump and his behavior for “inciting violence against opponent” as one wrote, “President @realDonaldTrump is INCITING VIOLENCE against his Opponent This is APPALLING & UNACCEPTABLE behavior 72 Hours & You’re FIRED.” While another person showed concern as they wrote, “I reported this tweet by president trump for inciting violence. Imagine if they'd been successful in running the Biden bus off the road? Trump thought it was a good thing. As***le!”



 



 

Another outraged person tweeted, “That large black truck side swiping/pushing the suv out it’s lane. That was potentially a fatal accident. I have never in my life witnessed such depraved behavior. What the f**k is wrong with those people and with the president for celebrating it.” Directly responding to Trump’s “I Love Texas,” a person responded with a burning tweet saying, “You won't after Tuesday, honey.” 



 



 

A person tried to refresh Trump’s memory on the US Penal code as they tweeted, “18 U.S. Code § 594: Intimidation of voters Whoever intimidates, threatens, coerces … any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.” While another wrote, “these people are breaking the law and endangering lives, you deteriorating ghoul. what is wrong with you”



 



 

Economist David Rothschild wrote, “There is a word for nationalists who incite & organize supporters to intimidate & injure political opposition: FASCIST.” While another wrote, “These actions are nothing short of early 1930 Hitler's "Brown Shirts" tactics of election intimidation. This is literally how all fascism regime's start. It is a HISTORICAL FACT.”



 



 

During his final rally of October 31, in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, President Trump lauded his supporters “taunting” Mr Biden at his outdoor events by driving by and honking horns, and then cheered on his supporters who surrounded the bus in Texas. “Anybody see the picture of their crazy bus driving down the highway, they are surrounded by hundreds of cars, they are all Trump flags all over the place,” Trump said, chuckling.

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