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Vandals burn Vermont veteran's Trump flag at his front door - then Eric Trump steps in

Eric Trump came to the aid of a veteran in Vermont who had his pro-Trump flag burnt by vandals and left on his front stoop. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A veteran in Vermont was shocked to find that vandals had burned his pro-Trump flag at his front door, but the president's son is stepping in to help him out.

"That’s bullying. It’s scary.”

Annmarie Klein told New England Cable News that she and her husband Gus Klein awoke on Sunday to find their Trump flag burnt and left on their front stoop.

“It’s crazy,” said Klein. “To me, that’s violent."

The Kleins say that the flag was taken from a pole on their front yard. They say that their neighborhood is politically liberal, but everyone usually gets along.

"That’s bullying," she added. "It’s scary.”

Police say they are investigating the matter.

“It does make me sad,” Klein said. “I’m going to be 58 years old, and I’ve never seen something like this before. I’ve always lived in this area.”

“Knowing that there’s people out here who do this, there is fear in my mind and it’s not right,” Gus, a veteran of the Afghanistan War said to WCAX. “I should be able to come and go as I want and we should be able to sleep at night in our own property, so there is fear.”

Eric Trump steps into the story

Eric Trump, the son of the president, saw the story and tweeted that he would provide a replacement for the burnt flag.

"Gus," Trump tweeted, "Thank you so much for the support and thank you for your service to our country!"

"Get us your address - a new Trump 2020 Flag will be coming your way," he added. "Keep up the fight!"

A spokesman for the Vermont Democratic Party denounced the vandalism of Klein's Trump flag in a statement.

“Difference of thought is what makes us average Americans," said Christopher Di Mezzo. "But it’s the level of respect with which we treat that difference that makes us Vermonters – that makes us unique.”

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