President Donald Trump sparked a fierce backlash on Saturday after tweeting his support for the MAGA caravan that reportedly tried to run a Biden campaign bus off the road in Texas, causing the former vice president to cancel a planned event in Austin.
“I LOVE TEXAS!” Trump tweeted along with a video of the incident.
Multiple vehicles bearing Trump flags and signs surrounded a Biden-Harris campaign bus heading from San Antonio to Austin on Friday, hitting the car of Biden campaign staff.
The incident forced campaign officials to scrap two campaign events, according to reports by Democratic officials on Saturday.
“What the President tweeted in regards to Texas is reckless, dangerous and an intimidation tactic,” Biden campaign spokesperson Symone Sanders tweeted in response. “It’s not something we should come to accept from our leaders. The people of our great country have the opportunity to turn the corner here. VOTE. HIM. OUT.”
Other Twitter users also slammed the president’s tweet:
I LOVE TEXAS! pic.twitter.com/EP7P3AvE8L
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2020
Lawbreaking thug, cheering on terrorism. You're a disgrace. A stain on our nation.
There is no difference between this, and this: pic.twitter.com/mxJOIyMoe3
— Ohm (Unit of Resistance)🆘️ (@HereToResist) November 1, 2020
these people are breaking the law and endangering lives, you deteriorating ghoul. what is wrong with you
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) November 1, 2020
Here is another view of the intimidation @realDonaldTrump is so proud of!!!
What a disgrace and a shame of a President!!!!!
— NannyB 💜 (@NannyB510) November 1, 2020
tRUmp inciting violence against a former Vice President, soon to be President pic.twitter.com/2BTMpW0x6K
— AndSoItBegins (@ItsOverNowOk) November 1, 2020
So you're encouraging violence against your political opponent now? One of these cars tried to ram Democrats off the road.
— Scott Carney (@sgcarney) November 1, 2020