Two Maryland teenagers have been charged with a hate crime for lighting a President Trump sign on fire.
The two teenage girls are accused of lighting a “Make America Great Again” sign on fire in Princess Anne, Md.
Princess Anne deputy chief fire marshal Caryn. L McMahon told The Baltimore Sun the reason for charging the two women with a hate crime was because they committed arson “with discrimination or malice toward a particular group, or someone’s belief.”
“The intentional burning of these political signs, along with the beliefs, religious views and race of this political affiliation, directly coincides with the victim,” a Princess Anne police officer wrote in documents for the hate crime charge.
Both women were released on a $20,000 bond.
The sign was located on a store owned by Robert Wink, who describes himself as a Trump supporter. Wink said the sign has been good for business at his shop, which sells guns and other hunting supplies.
“It’s been a pretty good attention-getter,” Wink told the Sun.