Navy Vet's House Torched in Florida, Vandalized with Anti-Trump Graffiti
A Navy veteran's house in Plant City, Florida, was torched and vandalized with anti-Trump graffiti Monday night while the family was spending the night with relatives.
Matthew Smith told Fox 13 News that his home was targeted because he is a Donald Trump supporter.
"It's not what I expected out of America," says Smith. "It should be us figuring problems out together."
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.
Investigators are looking into possible connections with anti-Trump graffiti that was sprayed on two mobile homes near Mango, Florida, earlier this month. One of those homes was set on fire, too.
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.
"We were always nice to everyone," she said. "It's very odd, very odd."
Odder still -- the the media continues to push a false narrative that hundreds of hate crimes are being committed by Trump supporters, even though there's very little evidence to support the claims. Indeed, based on verifiable evidence, the exact opposite seems to be happening.