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Trump-themed swastika graffiti found in upstate New York

White supremacist message daubed on softball dugout marks latest in wave of neo-Nazi vandalism hailing election result

Nazi-themed graffiti found in the town of Wellsville, New York, on the same day that Donald Trump won the presidential election on November 9, 2016. (Twitter/JTA)
Nazi-themed graffiti found in the town of Wellsville, New York, on the same day that Donald Trump won the presidential election on November 9, 2016. (Twitter/JTA)

Graffiti that included a swastika and seemed to reference Donald Trump’s campaign slogan was found in an upstate New York town on the same day the Republican nominee won the presidential election.

On Wednesday in Wellsville, in Allegany County, a passer-by spotted a swastika and the phrase “Make America White Again” on a softball dugout, according to the Wellsville Daily Reporter. Trump’s campaign slogan was “Make America Great Again.”

Wellsville police told the Reporter later that day that it had not received any complaints, but would look into the incident.

Later in the day, a group of volunteers painted over the graffiti, according to the Reporter.

Also Wednesday, graffiti with Nazi imagery and the word “Trump” were discovered on a storefront in Philadelphia. One image included the worlds “Sieg Heil 2016,” a reference to the German Nazi greeting. Another showed the word “Trump” with the T replaced by a swastika.

Graffiti in South Philadelphia, including the word “Trump” and a swastika discovered on a Philadelphia storefront on November 9, 2016. (Facebook via JTA)
Graffiti in South Philadelphia, including the word “Trump” and a swastika discovered on a Philadelphia storefront on November 9, 2016. (Facebook via JTA)

There were additional reports of similar images as well as other racist graffiti in South Philadelphia, according to Philly.com.

Trump, who has received wide support among white nationalists, released a campaign ad late last week promising to defeat an international global power structure featuring several prominent Jews in the financial world.

Critics alleged the ad used anti-Semitic tropes, but the Trump campaign denied the charges.

Republican presidential elect Donald Trump gives a speech during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. (AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN)
Republican presidential elect Donald Trump gives a speech during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. (AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN)
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