‘Trump train’ drivers settle lawsuit after 2020 incident on a Texas highway

The incident was an example of political tensions boiling over in the final days of the 2020 presidential campaign.

By Alexandra Hart and Wells DunbarApril 28, 2023 1:55 pm, ,

Two participants in a 2020 incident, where a moving Biden-Harris campaign bus was surrounded by Trump supporters’ vehicles on an interstate, have settled a lawsuit filed against them.

Neither candidate was on the bus at the time, but James Barragán, political reporter for the Texas Tribune, notes former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis was. The bus was “going down from Austin to San Antonio on I-35. They were surrounded by the so-called ‘Trump train,’ which was getting very, very close to them. They felt endangered.”

While the details of the settlement were not disclosed, the two participants issued formal apologies that can be found online. “There are still six other defendants in the case who have not settled,” Barragán added.

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