Van­dals torch, spray graf­fiti at pro-Trump vet­eran’s home

The Washington Times Daily - - AMERICAN SCENE - — Jes­sica Chas­mar

A Navy vet­eran’s home was torched and tagged with anti-Don­ald Trump graf­fiti in Plant City this week.

Vet­eran Matthew Smith said he and his fam­ily were spend­ing the night with rel­a­tives Mon­day when a dev­as­tat­ing fire gut­ted his home on John­son Street, a Fox News af­fil­i­ate re­ported.

Anti-Trump graf­fiti was spray­painted on the house, in­side and out, the sta­tion re­ported. Mr. Smith be­lieves his home was tar­geted be­cause of his sup­port for the pres­i­dent-elect.

“We sup­ported Trump from when he started run­ning for of­fice,” said Mr. Smith’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.”

Mr. Smith, how­ever, is out­spo­ken about his con­ser­va­tive views and sup­port for Mr. Trump on his so­cial me­dia pages. The father of two also flies the Amer­i­can flag, the POW flag and the Navy flag in front of their home.

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