It looks like Biden is throwing in the towel early in Texas.
Biden’s team decided to throw in the white flag in Texas after around 100 vehicles with Trump flags surrounded a Biden campaign bus on a Texas highway.
It looks like the Trump train drove Biden out of Texas literally!
In all seriousness, though Biden’s rallies in Texas wouldn’t have drawn a crowd anyway it’s best if he just stays in his basement.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 1, 2020
The Biden campaign has canceled 2 scheduled events after witnesses said several pro-Trump vehicles surrounded a Biden-Harris campaign bus in Texas and attempted to "force it off the road," per the NYT https://t.co/k8QBLOf5IG
— Axios (@axios) October 31, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) November 1, 2020
CNN covered the story and shared these details:
President Donald Trump on Saturday night appeared to embrace the actions of supporters in Texas who surrounded a Joe Biden campaign bus in what a Biden campaign official described as an attempt to slow down the bus and run it off the road.
Trump tweeted a video of the caravan surrounding the Biden bus with the caption, “I LOVE TEXAS!”
According to a source familiar with the incident, the vehicles were a “Trump Train group.” These groups are known in parts of the state and organize events that involve their cars with flags and Trump paraphernalia and drive around to show support for President Donald Trump. The group began yelling profanities and obscenities and then blockaded the entire Biden entourage.
At one point they slowed the tour bus to roughly 20 mph on Interstate 35, the campaign official said. The vehicles slowed down to try to stop the bus in the middle of the highway. The source said there were nearly 100 vehicles around the campaign bus. Biden staffers were rattled by the event, the source said, though no one was hurt.
The Biden campaign, out of what was described as an abundance of caution, ended up canceling an event scheduled for later that day in Austin, the aide said.
The Biden campaign says it had to cancel a campaign event in Texas yesterday after Trump supporters tried to run a campaign bus off the road. And then the president tweets this… https://t.co/0sT1topak9
— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) November 1, 2020
Biden campaign cancels 2 Texas events after vehicles with Trump flags surround Biden-Harris bus on I-35 https://t.co/gAr7fOU2kr
— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) November 1, 2020
The Dallas News reported the story too:
Officials for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign canceled two events in the Austin area Friday after vehicles with flags and signs supporting President Donald Trump surrounded one of its campaign buses Friday on Interstate 35, The Texas Tribune reported.
Video of the encounter went viral Saturday on social media, and the Tribune reported the FBI is looking into the incident.
In one video, at least seven vehicles can be seen surrounding the bus, which was in the far right lane of traffic.
This is the full video of the collision in Texas. The white SUV swerved into the truck’s lane while the Biden bus straddles both lanes. The Biden supporter whose thread went viral edited this video and cut out all the commentary explaining what happened. pic.twitter.com/FDm8wdWPBq
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 31, 2020
Biden was never going to win Texas and as the video shows, Texans don’t want Biden and his team even there.
Texas will definitely not turn blue with a Biden and Harris ticket.
Trump won Texas in 2016 and it looks like he will do the same this year.