US Political violence: Trump veteran’s home vandalized, torched, by Lloyd Sowers.
There are lots of questions surrounding a fire that gutted a home on Johnson Street in Plant City overnight.
Along with heavy damage, anti-Trump graffiti was sprayed on the house, inside and out. The family who lives there was spending the night with relatives, but Navy veteran Matthew Smith says his home was targeted because he is a Donald Trump supporter. …
Smith flies three flags in front of his house: the American flag, the POW flag, and the Navy flag.
“We supported Trump from when he started running for office,” says Matthew’s wife Brittany. “We never made it public. We never had a sign in our backyard, so no one really knew we were pro Trump.”
But Matthew says he’s been very active on Facebook, with posts supporting Trump, the Second Amendment, and other conservative causes. …
Earlier this month, anti-Trump graffiti was sprayed on two mobile homes near Mango. Investigators say someone tried to light one of them on fire.
The Smiths, who have two young children, say times have been hard recently. They say their home is in foreclosure and they have no insurance to cover the belongings that burned. Brittany says it doesn’t make sense to her.
Meanwhile the US media is running many stories of political hate crimes by Trump supporters, most of which turn out to be fake upon further investigation or are so minor they are unverifiable.