Donald Trump has blamed plenty of different people for the country’s woes. Muslims, illegal immigrants, Hillary Clinton and others have all been the target of his ire. But now he’s found a new target to go after. Fire marshals. Yeah, of all the things to blame for the country’s problems, Trump has chosen fire marshals.
During his rally in Colorado Springs, Trump started off with a complaint about the fire marshal not letting enough people into his rally. Trump said that he had thousands of people waiting to hear him speak that were barred from entry due to regulations. The fire marshal said the room could only occupy 1,500 people with about a 1,000 in the overflow area.
A reasonable person would have understood that those regulations are in place in order to keep people safe in the event of a fire, but Trump assumed it was some conspiracy against him claiming the fire marshal was probably “a Hillary guy” and part of the problem with America.
‘This is the kind of thing we have in federal government also, by the way, and then you wonder why we’re going to hell. That’s why we’re going to hell.’
Toward the end of his speech, Trump once again turned his attention to the fire marshal saying that he was probably a Democrat. The fire marshal in question, Brett Lacey, said that he is registered to vote, but didn’t say which party or candidate he supports. Lacey said that he was just trying to do his job, but that Trump’s statements didn’t bother him because he’s used to people being angry at him for doing his job.
‘…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’s decision to go after a fire marshal of all people is truly an odd one and just adds credence to his opponents’ claims that he simply can’t handle criticism. It’s especially hypocritical considering he has billed himself as the “law and order” candidate. Apparently the law doesn’t apply to him.