A Navy veteran living in Plant City, FL had his home set on fire and tagged with anti-Trump graffiti. Matthew Smith was a vocal supporter of Trump from the beginning. He believes that his home was targeted because of his regular Facebook posts supporting Donald Trump, the Second Amendment, and other conservative topics. Matthew also proudly flies an American flag and a black POW flag in his front yard. He told reporters:
“It’s not what I expected out of America, It should be us figuring problems out together.”
Smith told a local Fox affiliate that his home was tagged both inside and out with derogatory jabs at president-Elect Trump. He claims that he and his wife never publicly labeled themselves as Trump supporters. They even refrained from putting a “Trump-Pence 2016” sign in their front yard. Smith’s wife told reporters:
“We supported Trump from when he started running for office, We never made it public. We never had a sign in our backyard, so no one really knew we were pro Trump.”
Local authorities are investigating the incident to determine whether it is related to an incident in Mango, FL where two mobile homes were tagged with anti-Trump rhetoric. Suspects reportedly attempted to set one of the mobile homes on fire.