Hundreds of Donald Trump supporters stormed their cars and gathered on Garden State Parkway in New Jersey on Sunday, blocking the lane to show the president back.
“We turned it off, baby!” We shut it down! In a clip posted on Twitter, a man can be heard shooting a video of the scene.
The 16-second video shows pens in three express lanes near Chesapeake, New Jersey, in the center of the state, surrounded by Trump 2020 flagged cars and truck horns and crowds of people.
Over the past several weeks, Trump supporters have often crashed into convoys of thousands of cars to cheer on the Republican president, who faces Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election in just 20 days.
Similar “Trump Train” so-called “mega trucks” parked off the highway in Charleston, South Carolina last week.
And the FBI launched an investigation into an incident in Texas on Friday that was described by some shops as a “siege” and a “Maga truck attack,” which led to at least one collision. A large group of Trump supporters surrounded the campaign bus of Democratic candidate Joe Biden on a highway in Longhorn State, forcing the former vice president to cancel his planned event for fear of his safety.
The president tweeted a video of the incident, which showed pickup trucks and large SUVs with Trump flags on all sides of the Biden campaign bus as it drove to I-35 in Hayes County.
Writing in AllCaps, on Saturday Mr. Trump tweeted with the video: “I love Tex!”
Many people on Twitter complained of being late for work on Sunday due to congestion in cars parked in express lanes in New Jersey.
Matt Kay, 21, who works at a liquor store in Woolbridge, NJ Independent He was 45 minutes late for work due to bumper-to-bumper traffic between Exit 117 and 129.
His journey usually doesn’t take him more than 15 minutes. On Sunday, it took him about an hour.
“I honestly thought it was a bad accident at first but towards Exit 120 I started to see a lot of cars with their Trump 2020 flag cars,” said Matt, a full-time student at Rutgers University. Said.
Others on Twitter said that over the years the Conservatives have condemned political and civil rights protesters who have tried to disrupt traffic by setting up picket lines on major roads and highways.
Jersey, which has been a stronghold of democracy for decades, is not expected to become a political battleground again.
Although Chris Christie was a Republican governor in Garden State, most recently, as of 2018, Mr. Biden received more than 20 percent of the points from Mr. Trump.
Democratic Senator Corey Booker is expected to run for re-election.
Tuesday is Election Day, although nearly 100 million Americans have already cast their ballots, with nearly two-thirds of the total electorate voting in the 2016 election.
The Garden State Parkway runs the length of the state to its name, from the southern tip of the state near Cape May, to the town of Montwal on the New York State Line.