Donald Trump recently took it upon himself to take a break from smearing Muslim war heroes and 4-star generals, to viciously attack a Colorado fire marshal simply because he told Trump “no.”
During a rally in Colorado Springs, Trump accused Fire Marshal Brett Lacey of working for Hillary Clinton because he wouldn’t allow Trump to cram his supporters in a confined space beyond the limits of safety. For the “crime” of not allowing Trump to commit a crime, Lacey was personally attacked by the Republican nominee for President of the United States.
After Trump asked that more people be allowed into his rally, Lacey explained to him that it was putting lives at risk so the answer was no. Trump responded with a baffling rant in which he implied fire safety was something only Democrats care about:
They won’t let them in, and the reason they won’t let them in is because they don’t know what the hell they’re doing, that’s why. Maybe they’re a Hillary person.
Then he blamed the federal government for… not letting people risk being burned to death so Trump could stoke his ego?
In a hilarious twist, both the fire marshal and the fire department he works for were having none of it. That night, Lacey was interview by local tv and he responded to Trump’s rant with a massive shrug:
Here’s an old adage that when a fire marshal walks into a room, milk curdles. So because we’re always looking out for public safety and trying to make certain venues go off successfully and safely sometimes there are people that aren’t very happy with some of the rules and regulations we’re required to enforce. But it doesn’t bother me at all.
Trump, who is used to getting everything he wants, just met a man who couldn’t care less about who he is. Brilliant!
Meanwhile, the Colorado Springs Fire Department recounted how just an hour before Trump smeared one of their own, firefighters had to rescue him from a faulty elevator.
Colorado Springs Fire Department confirmed that the reason Trump’s event started late was because he got stuck in a hotel elevator and had to be rescued by Colorado Springs firefighters.
The fire department said in a statement that Trump was trapped inside an elevator at The Mining Exchange Hotel with about 10 other people for 30 minutes.
Firefighters opened the top elevator hatch and lowered a ladder to get everyone out of the elevator.
So to summarize: Trump smeared firemen as being an example of a pro-Hillary big government overreach immediately after having used the fire department to rescue him from being stuck in an elevator. There’s hypocrisy, damned hypocrisy, and then there’s Trump.
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