Trump said supporters who surrounded a Biden campaign bus 'did nothing wrong' as the FBI investigates the incident

Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesThe campaign bus for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden is seen parked in front of the Iowa State Capitol on February 03, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa holds its first in the nation caucuses this evening.
  • President Donald Trump said a group of his supporters who surrounded a Biden-Harris campaign bus on a highway in Texas “did nothing wrong” in a tweet on Sunday.
  • The Biden campaign cancelled events on Friday due to security reasons after a convoy of trucks flying Trump flags surrounded their bus and tried to force it off the road, according to local officials.
  • The FBI announced Sunday it was investigating the incident.
  • “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 wrote in a tweet responding to the FBI’s announcement.
  • No one was injured during the incident, and no arrests were made, but local Democratic officials said events scheduled that day were cancelled due to security concerns.
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President Donald Trump said a group of his supporters who surrounded a Biden-Harris campaign bus on a highway in Texas “did nothing wrong” in a tweet on Sunday.

The Biden campaign cancelled events on Friday due to security reasons after a convoy of trucks flying Trump flags surrounded their bus and tried to force it off the road, according to local officials.

The FBI announced Sunday it was investigating the incident, prompting the tweet from Trump.

“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 wrote in the tweet.

Videos shared online of the incident showed vehicles with multiple Trump flags surrounding the Biden bus on the highway. In one clip shared on Twitter, a pickup truck and a smaller car appear to collide, forcing the smaller car into another lane.

Katie Naranjo, chair of the Travis County Democratic Party,wrote in a tweet that the Trump supporters followed the bus “throughout central Texas to intimidate Biden supporters.” She also said they “ran into a person’s car” and were yelling swears and threats.

No one was injured during the incident, and no arrests were made, but local Democratic officials said events scheduled that day were cancelled due to security concerns.

GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel responded to the incident Sunday morning, saying “Certainly, you don’t want harm, and we shouldn’t be hurting other people.”

“The president would not endorse that,” she continued.

Biden addressed the incident during an event in Pennsylvania on Sunday, NBC News reported.

“Folks, that’s not who we are,” Biden said, citing the NBC News report. “We are so much better than this.”

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