Trump says MAGA convoy ‘did nothing wrong’ by surrounding Biden bus on freeway as he tweets clip writing ‘I LOVE TEXAS’

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DONALD Trump has hailed his supporters who surrounded Joe Biden's campaign bus claiming they "did nothing wrong".

The US president has doubled down on his support of a "Trump Train" accused of trying to run a Biden campaign bus off the road in Texas.

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Several trucks surrounded the Biden campaign bus on Friday

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Several trucks surrounded the Biden campaign bus on FridayCredit: Twitter / @ericcervini

Trucks involved in the 'Trump Train' had 'Trump 2020' flags waving

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Trucks involved in the 'Trump Train' had 'Trump 2020' flags wavingCredit: Twitter / @ericcervini

The FBI is now investigating what happened after footage of the incident, which was filmed on Friday, went viral.

Despite the obvious danger that the trucks caused, President Trump celebrated the incident on Twitter by sharing a clip of the caravan.

Written alongside the tweet Trump said: "I LOVE TEXAS!"

The president also wrote: "In my opinion, these patriots did nothing wrong.

"Instead, the FBI & Justice should be investigating the terrorists, anarchists, and agitators of ANTIFA, who run around burning down our Democrat run cities and hurting our people!"

The Texas Tribune reported that the dangerous confrontation let the Biden campaign and state Democrats to cancel several events in Texas.

On Friday there was at least one minor collision on the Texas interstate between a campaign staffer's car and the trucks full of Trump supporters.

Witnesses told the paper that those driving the trucks were waving flags and honked their horns while surrounding the Biden bus causing it to slow down.

Trump tweeted his support for the 'Trump Train'

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Trump tweeted his support for the 'Trump Train'

The US president doubled down in his support

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The US president doubled down in his support

Democratic officials say Trump supporters created a dangerous situation on Interstate 35 and continued following the bus into Austin.

The bus tour was separate from vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris’ visit to the state Friday.

The FBI's involvement was confirmed by the Tribune by law enforcement sources.

Joe Biden's campaign's Texas spokesperson told the Tribune: "Rather than engage in productive conversation about the drastically different visions that Joe Biden and Donald Trump have for our country, Trump supporters in Texas instead decided to put our staff, surrogates, supporters, and others in harm’s way."

But according to Allen West, a spokesperson for the Texas GOP, dismissed the questions from the paper as "more fake news and propaganda" and told the media outlet: "Prepare to lose...stop bothering me."

Naomi Narvaiz, a Texas Republican Party official in San Marcos, told the Tribune that Trump supporters formed the convoy after learning of the bus’s movements up the interstate on Facebook from fellow supporters in San Antonio.

“We decided we would jump on 35 to show support for our president,” she said. “I didn’t see anyone being overly aggressive.”

It comes as cops declare a riot in Portland on Saturday as Antifa and BLM protesters smashed shop windows in a march "against capitalism".

Fired-up rioters lobbed projectiles at police and pepper-sprayed people passing by, police officers in the Oregon city said.

An 80-strong crowd marching from Irving Park at about 7.15pm towards the boulevard yelled, "No cops! No prisons! Total abolition!" according to The Oregonian.

As the crowd swelled to about 100 people, some started smashing windows of buildings they were passing.

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Those damaged included a Starbucks, a real estate agency, a bank, and two phone company shops, along with a hotel, the news outlet reported.

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) warned those destroying property and hurting passers-by on Saturday night to stop immediately or they might be "tear-gassed."

Cops converged on the area and yelled via loudspeaker: "This has been declared a riot.

"Members of this group have been observed damaging multiple businesses along NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

"All persons must immediately leave the area."

FBI investigating viral video of trucks in 'Trump train' that 'trolled' bus of Biden supporters in Texas

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