The family of a 6-year-old boy suffering from leukemia said that they found racist graffiti supporting President-elect Donald Trump on their home, which was destroyed by fire in Lake City, Florida on New Year’s Eve.
Army veteran Joanne Perkins explained to WJAX the fire was started when her oldest son left the stove on while no one was home on New Year’s Eve.
When she returned on Monday to try to salvage her belongings, she found a racial slur scrawled across the front of her home. A message reading “Trump 17″ was painted on another wall.
To make matters worse, Perkins’ stepson Ivory has no place to come home to after his recent bone marrow transplant.
“How do I explain that to a 6-year-old whose only wish is he wants to come home?” Perkins told WJAX. “How do I explain that to him?”
“I won’t let the girls come back here because I don’t want them to see,” she added. “This is 2017. It doesn’t make any sense. I don’t understand it.”
The Red Cross agreed to provide a hotel room for Perkins’ family for a week. But she has no place to go after that.
“I’m tired. I am,” she admitted. “But nothing in me is going to allow me to give up.”
The family has set up a YouCaring page to help with expenses.
Watch the video below from WJAX, broadcast Jan. 2, 2016.
Shock after Trump mused about taking insulin in White House event: ‘What does he have to lose?’
During a press conference today, President Trump rattled off a statement that left quiet a few people once again scratching their heads.
"I don't use insulin. Should I be? Huh?" Trump said. "I never thought about it. But I know a lot of people are very badly affected, right? Unbelievable."
As expected, many of Trump's critics on Twitter wondered what he was talking about.
I support free will. Let him take as many drugs as he wants. I mean, what does he have to lose?
WATCH: Trump wonders if he should start taking insulin
On Tuesday, at a press conference, President Donald Trump mused aloud whether he should start taking insulin.
"I don’t use insulin. Should I be? Huh? I never thought about it," he said.
"But I know a lot of people are very badly affected, right?" he added a second later. "Unbelievable."
Insulin is a crucial hormone the regulates blood sugar. People who are afflicted with Type 1 diabetes are incapable of producing it in their pancreas, and thus must administer it to themselves regularly through injections or pumps.
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‘Exonerated Five’ member warns of a ‘dangerous time’ after latest Central Park incident
On CNN Tuesday, Yusef Salaam, one of the members of the Exonerated Five, warned about the implications of recent racist incidents to the state of civil rights in America.
"I want to ask you, in the course of the last couple of days we've covered this story, we've covered the story of a man who died after police put him in a hold with a knee to the neck. Yesterday I spoke with an African-American journalist who covered the Kentucky governor being hung in effigy, with people doing it who didn't seem to understand why that was problematic," said anchor Brianna Keilar. "And I just wonder what that says to you, after all of these decades, about where the country is."