PUBLISHED: 04:39, Mon, Nov 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 04:41, Mon, Nov 2, 2020
Addressing supporters at a rally in Michigan on Sunday Mr Trump said: “Did you see the way our people … were… protecting this bus ... because they’re nice.
Eric Corvine, a historian who had travelled to Texas to help campaign, shared a video on his Instagram account of cars adorned with Trump merchandising, waiting for the Biden bus.
In the caption he wrote: “See all those pickup trucks with Trump flags?
Donald Trump sparks backlash after praising supporters who swarmed Democratic campaign bus (Image: Getty)
“They were sitting along I-35, waiting to ambush the Biden/Harris campaign bus as it traveled from San Antonio to Austin.
“These Trump supporters, many of whom were armed, surrounded the bus on the interstate and attempted to drive it off the road.
“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 day’s events were cancelled.
Mr Corvine then invited people to vote and “save our