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