Authorities responded to the fire at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, Tuesday night. Delta Daily News reports that the majority of the damage was to the main sanctuary and there were no reported injuries. Someone had spray-painted the words “Vote Trump” along the side of the building.
A woman at the nearby Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church told The Huffington Post that Hopewell is a historically black church. She said the community is in shock over what happened.
The Greenville Police Department declined to comment, directing inquiries to the mayor’s office. No one at the mayor’s office was immediately available to comment.
Not trying to look too deep into things, and this is of course a tragedy.
But if you were the steadily sinking Clinton Campaign, a historically black church being burned to the ground by pro-Trump supporters sounds like the perfect tragedy to turn the narrative away from the FBI investigation.
A lot of people have been waiting for something to divert the attention away from Emailgate
Personally, I was expecting another school shooting, so gun control could be pushed as well, but this will probably work.
Mainstream media is already reporting this on nearly every news outlet.
With only a few days until polls close, this could be a bold strategy to sway some undecideds.
I suppose we will see.