A Republican party headquarters in North Carolina was ‘firebombed’ yesterday – and Donald Trump has pointed the finger at ‘animals representing Hillary Clinton’.
A petrol bomb was thrown through the window of the office in the town of Hillsborough, and the words ‘Nazi Republicans leave town or else’ were spray-painted on a balloon shop, located next door.
No one was in the building at the time of the attack and police said they are ‘working around the clock’ to find those responsible for the act of ‘political terrorism’.
But Trump was quick to blame the incident on his opponent’s supporters in a tweet, claiming it was because he is ‘winning’ the race.
He wrote: ‘Animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina just firebombed our office in Orange County because we are winning.’
Photos from the interior showed damaged signs bearing the name Donald Trump, just three weeks before the presidential election.
In a public statement, Mayor Tom Stevens said the incident was ‘far beyond vandalising property’.
He said: ‘It willfully threatens our community’s safety, and its hateful message undermines decency, respect and integrity in civic participation.’
Despite Trump’s accusation, Clinton posted a tweet calling the attack ‘horrific and unacceptable’.
Trump sent another tweet minutes later, saying the Republicans ‘have to win’, in light of the attack.
A police investigation with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is ongoing.