Secretary of Housing and City Improvement Ben Carson revealed Wednesday that his Virginia house was lately vandalized with “hateful rhetoric about President Trump.”
“Extra lately our house in Virginia together with that of a neighbor was vandalized by individuals who additionally wrote hateful rhetoric about President Trump,” Carson wrote on his Fb web page. “We have been out of city, however different type, embarrassed neighbors cleaned up a lot of the mess earlier than we returned.”
Carson posted the anecdote as a part of his response to the “racial and political strife emanating from the occasions in Charlottesville final weekend.”
He additionally advised a narrative a few time he and his spouse bought a farm in rural Maryland. He stated one neighbor put up a Accomplice flags. Different neighbors responded by placing up American flags, he stated.
“In each situations, lower than type conduct was met by individuals taking the excessive street. We might all be taught from these examples,” Carson stated. “Hatred and bigotry sadly nonetheless exists in our nation and we should all proceed to battle it, however let’s use the precise instruments.”
Final Saturday, a driver rammed his automobile right into a crowd of counter-protesters decrying what was believed to be the nation’s largest gathering of white nationalists in no less than a decade, in Charlottesville. The crash killed Heather Heyer, a authorized assistant from Charlottesville, and injured 19 others.
The Related Press contributed to this report.