Donald Trump tweeted video of a group of his supporters trying to run a Joe Biden campaign bus off the road, saying “I love Texas.”
Supporters of the President were accused of trying to “intimidate” campaigners on a highway near Austin, Texas.
Shocking footage shows a group of vehicles carrying Trump flags surrounding the battle bus.
At one point, one of the 4x4s hits another car – reportedly being driven by a Biden campaign staffer – which had been following the bus – pushing it out into the middle of the three-lane highway.
Democrats campaigning for Biden cancelled a planned stop in Pflugerville, Texas following the incident, which happened on the way from San Antonio to Austin, according to witnesses.
The President laughed about the incident at a rally in Montoursville, Pennsylvania today.
He said: “Did anyone see the picture of their crazy bus driving down the highway?
“They’re surrounded by like hundreds of cars and they’re all Trump flags all over the place?
“What a group. See, that’s really number one trending.”
Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke accused the supporters of “intimidation”.
He said: “When you cannot win by the rules, you either try to change the rules after the fact…or you go beyond the peaceful exercise of your democratic right to vote, and you start to use intimidation, the threat of violence or actual violence.”
Rafael Anchia, a member of the Texas House of Representatives, tweeted: “Armed Trump trolls harassing Biden Bus on I-35, ramming volunteer vehicles & blocking traffic for 40 mins. “
Historian Dr Eric Cervini tweeted: “I flew down to Texas to help with the Biden/Harris bus tour, intended to drum up enthusiasm at polling locations. Instead, I ended up spending the afternoon calling 911.”
He said the trucks were waiting to “ambush” the bus when it left San Antonio.
“These Trump supporters, many of whom were armed, surrounded the bus on the interstate and attempted to drive it off the road, he said. “They outnumbered police 50-1, and they ended up hitting a staffer’s car.
“The police refused to help. When I flagged down one officer, he said his hands were tied: “not my jurisdiction.” He was wearing a blue stripe bandana.
“Understandably, though nobody was hurt, the rest of the tour was cancelled.”
He added: “And as a historian who studied the rise of the Third Reich, I can tell you: this is how a democracy dies.
“While Germany still had elections and Hitler was merely a disgraced politician, his militia of Brownshirts interrupted his opponents’ political meetings and incited violence on the streets.
“You know what happened next.”