Remember Ashley Todd? The McCain campaign volunteer who carved a “B” into her face and then claimed a scary black Obama supporter did it?
Well, apparently a Trump-loving family in Minnesota is getting on the same gravy train. Wednesday morning, their garage burned down. They claim it happened after someone sprayed pro-Biden graffiti, “BLM,” and an incorrectly done anarchy symbol, on their garage before later burning the garage down.
They say it was because of the Trump 2020 flags hanging from the three trucks and the camper inside the garage. The family’s newest truck, sitting outside the garage, was untouched.
Dennis and Deanna Molla claim that they saw three unidentified people running from their home as their garage went up in flames in the wee hours of the morning. For some unknown reason, the surveillance camera that the Mollas had trained on their garage stopped working, or was blocked, just before the fire broke out. “I heard just a big, loud boom, or a bang,” the husband told a reporter. “The first thing for me was my kids, my wife. What’s going on?”
I think we know what was going on.
The graffiti was sprayed on the garage earlier Tuesday, and a police officer took pictures of it before the garage was destroyed. The graffiti included “Biden 2020,” “BLM,” and a capital A inside a circle.
Molla says he started to chase the three miscreants until he realized he was in his boxer shorts. He then returned to his home and got his two young children out of the house, which suffered minor smoke damage but was not otherwise harmed. He says he also rescued four puppies from the burning garage.
Molla says he got into a dispute with coworkers over the upcoming election, and chose to display two Trump flags on one of the trucks and the camper. The Mollas claim that since they started displaying the flags, people have driven by their house very slowly, sometimes taking pictures.
Molla says of the purported arson: “It just shocked me. These kind of stuff should not happen, especially over beliefs of some sort.” Deana Molla wailed: “These people knew that we had children and they still thought it was okay to do this, knowing that there’s babies in this house! …They saw that we have a jungle gym and toys in the backyard. To put our babies in harm’s way because you don’t agree with our politics; just don’t put our kids in danger. My son smells like smoke.”
Of course, the family hustled to create a GoFundMe page to solicit donations for their “tragedy.”
Many people on Twitter don’t believe a word of it.
“Ken Tremendous” says what many others are saying: “No one has ever spray-painted the ‘Anarchy’ symbol and ‘Biden 2020’ at the same time. Trump supporters: stop destroying your own property in an attempt to get on FOX News.”
No one has ever spray-painted the "Anarchy" symbol and "Biden 2020" at the same time.
Trump supporters: stop destroying your own property in an attempt to get on FOX News. https://t.co/jVqg0ZEU4q
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) September 23, 2020
Fake graffiti that says “Biden 2020” made by a Trump supporter to pretend to be a Biden supporter is the best ad for Biden 2020 I’ve seen.
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) September 23, 2020
The anarchy sign that they made screams “I’m a white suburban dingus”.
— Karlee Sue (@KarleeKanz) September 24, 2020
Several logical inaccuracies here:
1) Who tags something before they burn it down?
2) “Antifa did it,” but they painted BLM, anarchy, and Biden 2020, not the antifa fist
3) “Anarchy” and “Biden 2020” are about as far a part as it gets… unless you watch and believe Fox/OANN pic.twitter.com/P9iqv64SpN
— Nolan King (@NolanKing) September 24, 2020
My personal favorite from that particular train of thought: “That’s the whitest graffiti I’ve ever seen. They even dotted the ‘i’.”
That’s the whitest graffiti I’ve ever seen.
?They even dotted the “i” pic.twitter.com/7qdEk9PGeT
— Glory (@CDonatac) September 24, 2020
Sadly for Ashley Todd, there was no such thing as GoFundMe when she took a kitchen knife to her face. Maybe credulous conservatives would have paid for her reconstructive surgery.
Okay, the possibility does exist that this went down exactly as the Mollas are saying. If so, then whoever did this was infinitely stupid and should face legal consequences. But my money is on the Mollas. Take it for what it’s worth.