There are lots of questions surrounding a fire that gutted a home on Johnson 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.
"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 arsonists.
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.This article above, published by a Fox affiliate, immediately questions the veracity of the family's claim of arson, leading the reader to believe the white family might have set fire to their home.
Recall the term "cracker" above. Go ahead and pull it out. [Veteran's home set on fire, vandalized, investigators find anti-Trump graffiti racial slurs on walls, ABCActionNews.com, 11-29-30]:
“The place was ransacked. Clothes from my room, all the way to the back, just made it everywhere. Papers, important documents thrown everywhere, just torn up. The Christmas tree set up yesterday was knocked down and had been lit on fire. Every piece of furniture was pretty much burned through.”
On the walls someone wrote in spray paint the words, “cracker, F- Trump, not my prez, and F- yo kids.”
“Definitely scary,” Smith said.
Smith said he made a lot of pro-Trump posts on Facebook, but never put any signs supporting Trump in his yard. He couldn’t even begin to try and understand who would do something like this to his home. He felt that whoever destroyed his home were just copying other anti-Trump protesters from across the country.
“It's been several months now where there's protesters breaking the law, damaging property, destroying cities,” Smith said. “And, ‘oh just let them do it’ and that's not how it should have gone down. If you are breaking the law you should go to jail. That's it.”This guy gets it.
In the next few days, black people will be arrested for this heinous crime, because no white person even knows what a "cracker" is anymore.
Peace? No peace.