Throughout his 2020 campaign, President Donald Trump has painted all protestors as rioters, and falsely claimed that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has refused to condemn instances of violence among the left.
On Friday, dozens of vehicles with Trump flags attached surrounded Biden's campaign bus in an apparent attempt to run it off the road. A Biden staffer's vehicle was hit by one of the cars as well.
Despite the display of intimidation and eagerness to incite violence, Trump has yet to condemn the drivers' actions. In fact, he's supporting them.
"Did you see the way our people, they were protecting his bus yesterday?"
The President reiterated his endorsement of their actions multiple times on Twitter later
He decried the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) for investigating the incident, claiming they should instead be looking into anti-fascist—or antifa—protesters.
The pattern is nothing new for Trump. When intelligence officials uncovered a far-right plot to kidnap the Democratic governor of Michigan, Trump took up for them as well, saying:
"I mean, we'll have to see if it's a problem. Right? People are entitled to say maybe it was a problem, maybe it wasn't."
People excoriated Trump for his mercy toward those who commit violence on his behalf.
Trump's claim that the story was "FALSE" faced immediate pushback.
The election to decide whether or not Trump will be a one-term President is on November 3rd.