Jewish graveyard in Michigan vandalised with 'Trump' and 'MAGA' graffiti

Jewish graveyard in Michigan vandalised with 'Trump' and 'MAGA' graffiti

A JEWISH cemetery in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was defaced with pro-Trump graffiti on the eve of the US presidential election.

Police say the graffiti was discovered on the same day Donald Trump visited the city in what was his final campaign rally.

They added that it isn't known precisely when the vandalism occurred, but that the incident was currently under investigation.

"Six headstones in the cemetery were spray painted with 'Trump' and/or 'MAGA'," Grand Rapids Sgt. Dan Adams told NBC News onTuesday.

In response to the appalling vandalism, the Anti-Defamation League in Michigan posted a tweet with photos of the gravestones, where the words "TRUMP" and "MAGA" can be seen scrawled across them.

"We are appalled by the reported desecration of gravestones at the Ahavas Israel Cemetery in Grand Rapids, MI. We are in close touch with the Jewish community and Law Enforcement to investigate this vandalism," they wrote.

Rabbi David J. B. Krishef, whose congregation owns the ceremony in question, said there wasn't any evidence to suggest this was an act of anti-Semitism, as not other words or symbols aside from pro-Trump ones were seen.

"There were no other words or symbols painted that would clearly indicate that it was an anti-Semitic attack," Krishef wrote.

"It may just have been opportunistic vandalism against a cemetery which is isolated and hard to see from the road, on Halloween weekend, not an attack against the Jewish community."

Some have even claimed that the graffiti was used by non-Trump supporters to smear the president on the eve of the election.

"I can't believe this would happen right before the election. Why would Trump supporters do something like this? It only reflects badly on their candidate. It's almost as if this was done intentionally to smear Trump. Curious." One Twitter user wrote.