On Saturday, a Republican Party office in North Carolina was firebombed and vandalized. Hillary Clinton very swiftly called the attack “unacceptable” but Trump took another route with the whole thing, blaming Clinton supporters without any evidence to back his assertion.
Animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina just firebombed our office in Orange County because we are winning @NCGOP
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016
While Trump was busy using this tragic, senseless, and deplorable attack (get back in your basket Trump fans, we’re not talking about you), Democrats were banding together to do what they do best: fix the situation. The group posted a GoFundMe asking for donations to help the GOP rebuild:
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, in and get that office open again quickly.
The goal for the fundraising campaign was $10,000, but the group swiftly raised $13,000 before donations were cut off. This is the difference between Democrats and Trump — while he wasted time raving on Twitter, a group of concerned citizens banded together and did what was right. While Trump would deny his enemies aid, political affiliation did not matter in this instance — just doing the right thing and helping people.
After Hillary Clinton tweeted out support for the NC GOP during this dark time, they even thanked her:
Thank you for your thoughts & prayers, Sec. @HillaryClinton.
— NCGOP (@NCGOP) October 16, 2016
They have not so much as acknowledged Trump’s awfulness, and he certainly did not receive a “thank you” for his feigned concern in doing anything more than use others’ pain to further his political agenda.
Violence is never OK, and we here at Winning Democrats hope the perpetrator is swiftly brought to justice. Thank you to all who helped aid those in need — no matter their political affiliation.
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