Donald Trump tore into a fire marshal Friday after Trump’s campaign was apparently told more people could not be let in, accusing him of being a Hillary Clinton voter.
During a campaign stop in Colorado Springs, Trump lambasted Colorado Springs Fire Marshall, identified by The Hill as Brett Lacey, as soon as he walked on stage, saying restrictions on attendees at his rally that Lacey apparently imposed were why America “doesn’t work.”
“So I have to tell you this. This is why our country doesn’t work,” Trump said. “We have plenty of space here. We have thousands of people outside trying to get in. And we have a fire marshal that said, ‘Oh we can’t allow more people.’”
Trump let the crowd know that the campaign set up overflow rooms for those who could not get into the main site. He went on to say while it “wasn’t his fault,” he was entertaining the idea that the reason why is because the fire marshall is a Clinton supporter.
“The reason they won’t let them in is because they don’t know what the hell they’re doing,” he said. “That’s why, okay? Too bad. That’s why our country has — hey, maybe they’re a Hillary person. Could that be possible? Probably. I don’t think there are too many of them. I don’t think there are too many of them.”
Trump continued his rant by tying this restriction to why the country needs limited government.
“This is the kind of thing we have in federal government also, by the way, folks. Then you wonder why we’re going to hell,” he said. “That’s why we’re going to hell. You know what it is? It’s a thought process, right.”
Lacey did not speak publicly following Trump’s attack, but The Hill reported that he was named “Civilian of the Year” in February for his work after the shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, citing a local newspaper report.