The famous ‘Trump House’ in Pennsylvania was the target of an attack Thursday night. The house, painted top to bottom with stars and stripes, features a 14-foot tall metal statue of President Trump.
At 9:55 p.m. on Thursday, police were called to the home. The victim, Leslie Rossi, was inside the house when she heard what she thought were gun shots. The incident was originally reported as a drive by shooting, but after investigating, police determined that the sound was actually rocks being thrown at a metal Trump sign.
Rossi had a reason to be frightened, as these attacks have become commonplace. She said that her metal statue of President Trump has been shot at and beaten multiple times during the four years it has been up.
The ‘Trump House’:
Rossi’s ‘Trump House’ has become a popular tourist attraction in Westmoreland County for Trump supporters. At least 1,500 people stand in line to view the house each day of the weekend.
Westmoreland County was a Democrat stronghold until it flipped for President Trump in 2016.
According to The Independent, “Rossi, a mother of eight, opened the house in 2016 and again this year in an attempt to show support for the president in the battleground area.”
After waiting in line, visitors enter the house’s kitchen for free Trump merchandise provided by Rossi: T-shirts, hats, signs, and even pocket-size versions of the Constitution. She also offers voter registration forms.
The homeowner is confident that she won’t have to take down her monument to the president anytime soon, believing that he will win four more years in the White House in the upcoming election.
Police Searching for the Suspect
Rossi told police she saw a woman in a silver-colored Subaru driving away from the scene. The suspect then fled northbound on State Route 982. No one was reported injured.
Additional information about this incident is expected to be released during the ongoing investigation.