Hoax? Police arrest black man for church arson that was blamed on Trump supporters

Hoax? Police arrest black man for church arson that was blamed on Trump supporters
Crime scene tape outlines the perimeter of the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, on Nov. 22 after the church was burned and spray-painted with "Vote Trump." (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Another story that the mainstream press wielded against Trump is now being exposed as a possible hoax as police have arrested an black man in the “racist” arson attack on a black church in Mississippi.

And it appears that the suspect is a member of the church:

The mainstream media went on a whirlwind of hand-wringing and moral haranguing after the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church was burned down and “Vote Trump” was spray-painted on its wall. Clearly this was a racist attack animated by all the racism spouted off by the Trump campaign, right?

Not so, say police:

“We do not believe it was politically motivated. There may have been some efforts to make it appear politically motivated,” Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, who is also the state fire marshal, told The Associated Press.

Andrew McClinton was arrested and charged with first-degree arson of a place of worship, which occurred one week before the election, no doubt in an attempt to produce ire against Trump by attempting to frame his followers.

Take this from “the Daily Beast” for example:

Will they now call McClinton an anti-Trump terrorist? Doubtful.

The investigation will continue into the arson, but it looks like the mainstream media won’t be able to pin this horrible act on Trump and his “deplorable” followers.

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