Overnight on Friday, the local Republican Party headquarters in Orange County, North Carolina, was firebombed. Donald Trump couldn’t wait to blame liberals, but in less than four hours Democrats managed to completely crowdfund the rebuilding of the office.
During the late night/early morning hours, someone threw some kind of flammable material through the front window of the building. A swastika and the message “Nazi Republicans leave town or else” was spray painted on an adjacent building. The statement issued by authorities also stated that “the flammable substance appears to have ignited inside the building, burned some furniture and damaged the building’s interior before going out.”
Trump’s response was reprehensible. Even though the investigation is ongoing and no one has any idea who is responsible at this point, he took to Twitter to point his tiny finger. The GOP nominee wrote that “Animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina just firebombed our office in Orange County because we are winning.”
Meanwhile, here in the real world, Democrats started up a Go Fund Me campaign and surpassed their goal in a matter of hours. The following message accompanied the fundraiser:
On October 16, a North Carolina headquarters of the Republican Party was firebombed , and an abhorrent threat was painted on its outside wall
As Democrats, we are starting this campaign to enable the Orange County, North Carolina Republican office to re-open as soon as possible.
Until an investigation is undertaken, we cannot know who did this or why. No matter the result, this is not how Americans resolve their differences. We talk, we argue, sometimes we march, and most of all we vote. We do not resort to violence by individuals or by mobs.
So, let’s all pitch in , no matter what your party affiliation, and get that office open again quickly.
The campaign’s goal was $10,000 to cover the cost of rebuilding the GOP office, but in less than four hours they had raised a total of $13,167. Having shot past their original goal, the fundraiser has stopped accepting donations. Like usual, even with all of Trump’s bluster and “billions,” it was liberals who saved the day.
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