Liberals were outraged after an African-American church in Greenville, Mississippi, was burneddown—and spray-painted with the words, “Vote Trump”— on November 1.
But now, Greenville Police have made an arrest—and it turns out the “pro-Trump hate crime” that caused the destruction of the 111-year-old Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church was a hoax all along.
45-year-old Andrew McClinton, who is African-American and apparently a parishioner of Hopewell, was arrested this week and charged with first-degree arson of a place of worship. He has not been charged with a hate crime.
However, despite the “Vote Trump” text, authorities do not believe the presidential race had any role in the arson.
“We do not believe it was politically motivated,” said the fire marshal, Mike Chaney. “There may have been some efforts to make it appear politically motivated.”
Investigation into McClinton’s actual motives is still ongoing—but it’s clear that, due to overwhelming evidence, yet another alleged “hate crime” perpetrated by Trump supporters is officially a hoax.