and vandalized the property with the message, "Nazi Republicans leave town or else." At least one GOP official has described the attack as a "political act of terrorism." Authorities are still searching for the culprit or culprits.
Shortly after the shocking discovery was made, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was quick to post a message on Twitter condemning the attack.
The attack on the Orange County HQ @NCGOP office is horrific and unacceptable. Very grateful that everyone is safe.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 16, 2016
Donald Trump, however, did not respond in kind. In his own statement on Twitter, the GOP nominee placed the blame directly on representatives of Clinton.
Animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina just firebombed our office in Orange County because we are winning @NCGOP— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016
In a follow up tweet, Trump insisted this proves his campaign "has to win" North Carolina.
Thankfully, despite the war of words, no one was injured in the attack. A security alert has been sent to other party offices around the Tar Heel State.