Trump glorified and endorsed his supporters terrorizing political opponents as he praised his Texas supporters for trying to run a Biden campaign bus off of the road.
“Did anybody see the picture of that crazy bus driving down the highway, they’re surrounded by like, hundreds of cars? They’re all Trump flags all over the place.” — Trump glorifies an incident in Texas where his supporters tried to drive a Biden/Harris bus off the road pic.twitter.com/ZBSdEcvWHE
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 1, 2020
Trump said, “Did anybody see the picture of that crazy bus driving down the highway, they’re surrounded by like, hundreds of cars? They’re all Trump flags all over the place. What a group. That’s a hot thing. That’s really number on trending, but they won’t put that there. They come up with number one trending. It’s not a trend. It’s whatever they want to do.”
Trump was glorifying domestic terrorism.
CNN reported, “A campaign bus for Joe Biden traveling Friday from San Antonio to Austin, Texas, was surrounded by multiple vehicles with Trump signs that attempted to slow down the bus and run it off the road, a Biden campaign official tells CNN.”
Here is a picture from inside the campaign bus:
A Biden staffer sent me this picture from inside a campaign bus in Austin yesterday. Said these pro-Trump trucks slowed down in front of the bus, trying to stop it on the highway or run it off the road. https://t.co/sxsfvZ58Ie pic.twitter.com/cxe5IJUqCW
— Kelly Weill (@KELLYWEILL) October 31, 2020
The license plate numbers of all of these Trump supporters are clearly visible, so why haven’t they been arrested for their illegal activities?
Trump is glorifying violent actions against his political opponents. Democracy is not running an opponent’s campaign bus off the road. This is thuggish third world authoritarian intimidation tactics.
Donald Trump is losing, so his supporters are getting violent and desperate to stop the majority from taking their country back, and the President is encouraging them to do more.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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