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Vandals destroy Trump signs outside of Tigard campaign office

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Staff at a Tigard campaign office for Republican candidate Donald Trump said they have dealt with vandals defacing signs and protests outside their office. (KPTV) Staff at a Tigard campaign office for Republican candidate Donald Trump said they have dealt with vandals defacing signs and protests outside their office. (KPTV)
TIGARD, OR (KPTV) -

In the final days leading up to Oregon's Primary Election, Donald Trump's campaign staff in Tigard says they've been targeted by vandals.

When staff showed up to their offices in Tigard over the weekend, they said their signs were covered in vulgar drawings and words, and said that some of them were even twisted and torn down.

Staff has since replaced those signs outside of their building and said Monday they are continuing on their efforts to campaign for Trump.

Trump campaign staffers said that in the past several weeks they've had small protests outside of their office, adding that a van of volunteers were harassed by someone who wanted them out of their neighborhood over the weekend.

Fortunately things didn't escalate to violence, but staff says they felt threatened by it all.

Richard Burke, the Oregon Field Director for Donald Trump's campaign, said it has been an emotional campaign.  He added that even though he is not necessarily shocked by what happened, it is still disappointing.

“It makes me sad,” Burke said. "The Portland area is known and prides itself as being a place where they value tolerance and they value political diversity. And I find it ironic that there are people who would want to silence voices in the political realm.”

Burke said that while tensions are high now, they are preparing for them to be higher in the general election campaign, but, he’s hopeful that won’t be the case.

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