An armed MAGA caravan tried to run Biden-Harris staff off the road in Texas

President Trump Delivers Address On Law And Order At White House

In the last weekend before Election Day, things got crazy and stupid and violent. It shouldn’t be a surprise, but here we are. On Friday, Joe Biden and his staff were trying to make a campaign stop in Austin, Texas. There were hundreds of Trump supporters, mostly in trucks, waiting for the Biden bus. The Trump supporters swarmed the Biden caravan in what Biden described as an attempt to run his team “off the road.” One of his staffer’s cars was hit.

The battle for the presidency is hitting the road. In several instances over the last few days, supporters of President Trump have disrupted traffic. In Texas on Friday, Trump supporters surrounded a Biden campaign bus, and in New York and New Jersey on Sunday, Trump supporters halted traffic on two major highways.

During the Texas incident on Friday, multiple vehicles bearing Trump flags and signs surrounded a Biden-Harris campaign bus heading from San Antonio to Austin, forcing the Biden campaign to scrap two events, according to reports by Democratic officials.

“We are so much better than this,” Mr. Biden said during a campaign stop in Philadelphia on Sunday. “It’s not who we are. And we got to change it.”

Then, on Sunday, caravans of Mr. Trump’s supporters blockaded the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and the Garden State Parkway, snarling traffic on two of the busiest highways in the New York metropolitan area just two days before Election Day.

[From The NY Times]

The FBI are now investigating the Friday incident in Texas. Much to the chagrin of Donald Trump, the Nazi who encourages violence.

Oh, and Trump spent the entire weekend talking about beating Joe Biden during his rallies, and implicitly suggesting that all of his supporters need to arm themselves and cause violent insurrection if he loses.

President Trump arrives at the White House after departing Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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  1. Frida_K says:

    Apparently, the San Antonio Police Department has officers who think that what happened here in Texas is funny:

    The whole twitter thread is certainly telling.

    I’m discouraged and angry but I voted and will continue to participate in the democratic process. I hope that the result of these antics is that people are galvanized and that they realize that this is what we can expect if we do not firmly and unequivocally repudiate such filth.

    • Lena says:

      Thanks so much for that twitter thread. I just moved to the area from Houston suburbs and I do everything I can to avoid I 35 (the highway they were on.) There is construction (to widen the too small lanes) & people going 70-75 mph with cars merging on to it all along the route. I first saw trump train in September in Wimberley (about 25 miles from new Braunfels where it started) and it horrified me. I read in the local paper about people of color who were yelled at while the trucks were going by and felt threatened. This Randi Ceh I thought was a man or at least in the paper they said he. This randi said they did it every Thursday with up to 1000 trucks and they didn’t have to get a parade permit because they stopped at stop signs, lights etc. anyway that’s the only time I saw them but they are a complete nuisance to traffic as you can imagine. If they were people of color doing that they probably would have been shut down. The hypocrisy of the local cops/politicians is what burns me up.

      • KPS says:

        @LENA – thank you for the details on the video. I also pulled up additional videos. I get the full view of what happened. Geez!

      • HoofRat says:

        If they were people of colour; they probably would have been tear-gassed, arrested and/or shot at. Like their loathsome leader, pro-Trumpers never seem to suffer consequences.

  2. IDidn'tDoIt says:

    I believe Trump also tweeted “I love Texas.” Someone could have been badly injured.

  3. Edna says:

    Simply appalling. Never in all my years have I ever witnessed this kind of cultish crazy behavior during an election cycle. Trump has emboldened his cult followers to believe they’re invincible and justified in their psychotic behavior. I saw a meme this weekend showing the parallels between ISIS and Trump supporters. Both we’re driving in caravans of trucks bedecked with flags as a show of their strength. These people are domestic terrorists.

  4. Darla says:

    Batten down the hatches it’s gonna be a hell of a week. I am expecting big violence here in NY. Long Island, the cesspool, that’s where most of those terrorists that shutdown the Cuomo bridge are from. You can even see one of the trucks, the phone number is a 516 area code. That’s Long Island.

    It’s gonna be crazy. I thought I’d be terrified. Instead, I’m ready.

    I think we’ll be in the streets by Thursday, because of trump fraud shenanigans. I hope for the best, but let’s get it done!

    • Aang says:

      It’ll be worse in WNY. Outside of Rochester and Buffalo its a dumpster full of racist trash.

      • Darla says:

        Yeah, true. I hope you stay safe.

      • Feedmechips says:

        That’s the truth.

      • Ilyw says:

        WNY will be really bad. I lived in Rochester for a few years and it’s totally segregated. I made friends at work and the crossfit gym…they’ve all been posting thin blue line stuff and it makes me super sad. I called them out but I don’t think they get it.

      • lucy says:

        As a WNYer (Buffalo), it is true – the racism is horrible in this area, my family included. My BIL has cameras surrounding his house so he can sit & watch to make sure no black person comes near it; believes the mail is delayed because they know he is republican and they don’t want him to have his mail – he will show them! My immediate family just tries to avoid talk of this but I do worry. Police, guns, anger – they are all part of this. I am proud to put my Biden sign in front of my house, it got damaged & they threw pumpkins at my house. We cleaned it up, had another sign which I just put right back up.

      • Caitrin says:

        You’re so right about WNY! (My family lives in Wyoming County, and YIKES. So MAGA.)

        Meanwhile, my Uptown New Orleans neighborhood is full of Biden/Harris signage.

      • Suz says:

        @aang – I learned this summer just how racist it is IN Buffalo.

  5. smcollins says:

    This is not going to end well. If (when🤞🏻) Trump loses what we’re seeing now is only the tip of the iceberg, Trump has been setting the stage for months to make sure of that. It’s beyond scary.

  6. Esmom says:

    It says a lot to me that while armies of volunteers were making phone calls, sending texts, watching polls and doing whatever they could around the country to elect Dems this weekend, all MAGAs seemed to be doing was standing around at rallies and driving around in caravans and being menacing. Let’s just hope the results reflect these two very different mindsets.

  7. Digital Unicorn says:

    When dump loses tomorrow all hell is going to break loose – he will NOT accept any result that does not declare him God King Emperor and they’ve been prepping their cultists to react violently for weeks when it happens.

    He and his family will burn the US down to save themselves.

    Also, isn’t there any laws about enticing violence?

    • Darla says:

      I agree. I remember i read a tweet probably 2 years ago (or more) now, and it said “if he senses he has to make a sacrifice, he’ll sacrifice the world instead”. that struck me like a punch in the face. I knew immediately how true it was.

    • tmbg says:

      He’ll probably nuke us all if he loses. I hate the feelings he brings out in me. Never has a person I never met affected me this much. He is a human Chernobyl, leaking and contaminating everything.

      • KPS says:

        @TMBG – I love that. Trump is a human Chernobyl. Right on point

      • KPS says:

        From the two video links in this post I’m not seeing where the Biden/Harris bus was being run off the road. I want to understand. Don’t hate on me – full Biden/Harris supporter here. Voted on Saturday.

      • Lena says:

        KPS – it was shown on different twitter feed. What is happening is the lanes are changing and getting tighter along part of the route because of construction. That’s why all these trucks hugging the Biden bus from all sides is so dangerous. The black trump truck with the terrorist was on the right side following the bus (which had dem TX candidates not Sen. Harris). The white Biden suv was following the Biden bus with its hazards flashing. As the road narrowed the trump Trump pushed the white suv (not bus) over to the left lane so it could follow the Biden bus. You wouldn’t believe the deplorables who were arguing it was the white SUVs fault for not Moving over for the black truck! They refuse to believe their people can be in the wrong

  8. Leigh says:

    This Texan housewife in a rural county voted for Biden! I’m disgusted with the terrorists that pulled this stunt and even more disgusted that Trump called them PATRIOTS. This is going to get BAD.

    • Nina Simone says:

      Thank you! Hope your neighbors did the same

    • Dee Kay says:

      Good for you!!!! Yay!!!!

    • Elizabeth Phillips says:

      I voted for Biden on Friday. This behavior has got to stop.

    • Lady2Lazy says:

      @ Leigh, that is the most disgusting reaction that Agent Orange could have made. These are NOT patriots, these guys are home grown terrorists and bullies!! All of the violence that has occurred at peaceful protests, have been ambushed by the far right wackos using assault and death to serve their ruler of lies, crimes and intimidation. May they all rot in hell.🤬

  9. lolalola3 says:

    I am SO freakin tired of people who flagrantly break the law & get away with it. Why are none of these people arrested!? It’s not like they covered their license plates. If nothing else, why not ticketed for aggressive driving?? Failure of Policing 101. And in Austin??

    Anywhoo, I just moved out of Texas because that state is full of entitled a-holes who are thrilled to take their mob ethics on the road. Redneck dumbasses, all of them.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      because the cops work with them, and protect them.

    • H says:

      I am hoping to move out of FL for the same reason. I come from a long line of rednecks on my mother’s side but all of them are voting for Biden. The ones here in Florida are just racist idiots.

  10. tmbg says:

    Why doesn’t Biden have Secret Service men flanking these buses? I read that he got SS protection back in March.

    • Larelyn says:

      Biden wasn’t in the bus. It was filled with staffers and, I believe, a surrogate from the Texas legislature. Neither Biden nor Harris were involved in this mess – they were in a different state.

      • tmbg says:

        Ugh, I wish these buses could at least have private security escorting them, but I guess that would be incredibly expensive.

      • JWalker says:

        Correct – it was mostly staffers. But Wendy Davis was also on the bus. She is running against gross Chip Roy for a house seat.

  11. SusieQ says:

    I had my boyfriend take up my Biden-Harris sign this weekend. I live in a rural county in the foothills of VA, and I’ve had my signs stolen twice. I couldn’t bear to have something vile happen to this one on Tuesday.

    • Christin says:

      This is an example of why signs and spoken sentiment are likely not indicators this cycle.

      Orange supporters are often loud, proud, and some are downright frightening. Joe’s voters (especially in areas where you and I live) may feel a need to be quieter supporters – working behind the scenes. But I truly think we are the majority.

    • Emmitt says:

      All of my neighbors are huge Trump supporters. It would be dangerous for us to post up a Biden/Harris sign in the yard, just like it was dangerous for us to post up a Clinton/Kaine sign. We did post up an Obama/Biden sign in the yard in 2008 but not in 2012. I live in a heavily Trump area …it’s not safe for us to post up any pro-Democrat paraphenalia.

  12. Doodle says:

    I have one MAGA friend left. She didn’t believe this had even happened and when I showed her the footage her reaction was oh, they aren’t trying to run the car off the road, stop being dramatic and believing the news. These people are ridiculous.

    • megs283 says:

      Them: “You can’t believe everything you read in the paper.”
      Me: “I saw a picture.”
      Them: “Well you can’t trust everything”

      I want to share this news but the people who like Trump? THEY WON’T BELIEVE IT.

    • pottymouth pup says:

      JFC, the guy bragged about ramming the car but that’s OK to your friend? I bet she’d flip out if someone so much as accidentally tapped her car

  13. Marie says:

    I live in Texas and these rednecks have only replaced their Confederate flags with Trump flags. Idiots. They are scared they will have to go back into hiding and have resorted to stunts like these.

    • Lena says:

      THIS Marie! Although I’m overjoyed not to see confederate flags anymore I wonder what they’ll do to replace the Trump flags? —Oh yeah probably those thin blue line flags to make it look like only they support police and we all must be against them.

    • Kristin says:

      Also TX here. I’ve had the good fortune of not seeing any of those Y’all Queda idiots in real life, and all the photos/videos of them make me so angry, but today I came across this video of a Black community in Forth Worth stopping a caravan of those assholes from intimidating voters in their neighborhood and it has brought me great joy.

  14. Marigold says:

    I’m in Texas and I’m terrified of these thugs and of what Trump will do. He has gotten away with everything so far. He will try to stage a coup or steal this election in every way possible.

  15. Ennie says:

    In my country many of us are peaceful people who are Many times helpless against violence and crime For many reasons that escape control. I would not wish that on anyone.

    It baffles me that there are people who would incite this kind Of violence just because. I used to admire your country, because I thought that after elections, politicians got to work and people got united again, unlike the convulsed history where I live, where there have been wars and revolution due to politicians’ shenanigans.

    I am sorry and worried.

  16. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I f@cking hate him with the kind of energy befitting a supermassive black hole. And his shit stain followers.

  17. Veronica S. says:

    Given the number of police who have stood back and allowed this to go on, it’s highlighted how immediately police reform needs to go through. Period, end of story. These people have made their stance clear, and it is beside fascism.

  18. Insomniac says:

    So what ever happened to those “shy” Trump voters who aren’t being picked up by the polls because they don’t want to admit they’re voting Trump? These people sure don’t look shy to me. God, I hope this crap backfires and sends a lot of people out to vote.

  19. Onemoretime says:

    He needs to be removed the day after his defeat, Wednesday November 4th at 12:01 am. He is not to be trusted as a lame duck president, he can do too much damage to the country and the world. His “allies” are fleeing
    ie Vlad & Beebee. The do nothing republicans need to get him out of there and out intelligence agencies as well. The blue wave is coming , but the republicans up for reelection in the future needs to align with the Democrats ASAP.

  20. Maida says:

    That “law and order” Trump thinks there was nothing wrong with a stunt that endangered people and forced Biden staffers to call 911 says it all. Creating a state of emergency, requiring first responders to attend to that situation instead of unavoidable emergencies — it’s still hard to believe we have a president who thinks that’s all A-OK.

  21. Leah says:

    This week is going to be bad, I’m planning on staying close to home because who knows what will happen. His followers are scary and they are actually justifying this act on Twitter.

    I voted already so I can only hope for the best and not be too certain like I was in 2016.

  22. Amelie says:

    I just drove across the “Mario Cuomo” bridge aka the Tappan Zee (which is what most of us still call it, no offense to Andrew Cuomo but I will never call that bridge by his dad’s name) a few weeks ago when I came back from the Catskills. I would have had so much anxiety being stuck on it. It is a beautiful bridge to look at but the lanes are narrow and the idea of being stuck over the Hudson River for hours on end just gives me the heebie jeebies. And to think of being stuck up there blocked in by insane Trump supporters…

    I’m not leaving my house for the next month.

    • Kristin says:

      Not to change the subject, but they changed the name of the Tappan Zee bridge? WHAT?! I have been stuck on that bridge for hours and can attest that it is not fun, but if it would have happened due to a bunch of Orange Shitgibbon supporters blocking it I probably would have spontaneously combusted.

  23. MsIam says:

    I’m in a Biden Facebook group. Some people claimed they were at the rally the bus was on the way to. They said that some of the “Trump Train” people showed up there and when they announced to the crowd that the rally was canceled the Trumpers started following people as they left the rally. They were doing the same things they did to the bus, surrounding them and honking horns. Supposedly there were police/sheriff’s officers there too and they did nothing.

    • schmootc says:

      That’s the most disgusting part of this. I expect Trumpers to act like assholes and they do. But the police are supposed to protect people from this kind of behavior. Theoretically. Clearly, that’s not what happens in Texas. As long as you’re White, it’s peachy keen to act like this and no one will do a damn thing.

  24. boobra says:

    life in America sounds more and more like a new Mad Max movie storyline. except very real

  25. ChloeCat says:

    A president condoning violence on his country’s roadways? Really? Not only were the Biden-Harris people’s lives in danger but every motorist on the road was in danger, too, with this horrific behavior. Trump has sunk to yet a new low. I loathe him & his supporters so much.

  26. Juxtapoze says:

    Acting like bullies will NEVER make America great. Strength is about unity, integrity and love.

  27. Running from Stress says:

    Ronna Barrett have a conflicting msg – trump alternately praised & lied – she condemned it. This isn’t covered by most news accounts

  28. Emerald Crystal says:

    This pisses me off so much that I could just explode. I’m really sick of the way this country has been just letting Teflon Don carry on with his BS and nobody does anything. Does Mitch Mcconnell control the country now? I don’t know if I can take it if Trump cheats his way to another four years. The last three elections should have been Democrats in the White House, Gore, Kerry and Clinton. But the Republicans slip in the White House by way of the electoral college. I’m just so sick of Trump and his supporters and his stupid family. I think I will have a meltdown if we don’t get some decency back in this country. I wish I could afford to move some where else. But I don’t know if any where else is going to be much better. I love the thought of Montreal but after living in Florida for my whole life, the weather would take some getting used to. Please let Biden win. I really wanted Pete to be the nominee but I think Biden is a decent man who is able to deal with both sides. Trump has been such a trouble maker though, it’s going to take awhile for things to settle down. Trump supporters are the worst of humanity, in my opinion. Especially, after the Texas highway incident.