The former Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, who is running for the presidency in that country was Friday forced to abandon a campaign in Texas after disruptions by President Donald Trump’s supporters.
The supporters surrounded a Joe Biden campaign bus in what one of the former VP’s campaign officials described as an attempt to slow down the bus and run it off the road.
The incident was an ugly closing note to the 2020 presidential campaign, which in Texas has seen record-breaking early vote totals that already exceed the number of total votes cast there in the 2016 election.
The Biden campaign bus was travelling Friday from San Antonio to Austin as part of a push to urge Biden supporters to cast their ballots on the state’s last day of early voting.
According to a source familiar with the incident, the vehicles were a “Trump Train group” which is 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 campaign official said the group began yelling profanities and obscenities and then blockaded the entire Biden entourage, at one point slowing the tour bus to roughly 20 meters per hour on Interstate 35.
The source added that there were nearly 100 vehicles around the campaign bus. Biden staffers were rattled by the event, though no one was hurt.
Staffers on the bus called 911, which eventually led to local law enforcement assisting the bus to its destination.
Neither Biden nor his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, were on the bus.
The aide said Biden campaign, out of what was described as an abundance of caution, ended up cancelling an event scheduled for later that day in Austin.