Trump blasts ANOTHER fire marshal for ‘political’ interference after thousands are left outside his rally despite massive empty spaces inside Fire marshal in Columbus, Ohio cut off Donald Trump’s crowd at 1,000

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Trump blasts ANOTHER fire marshal for ‘political’ interference after thousands are left outside his rally despite massive empty spaces inside
Fire marshal in Columbus, Ohio cut off Donald Trump’s crowd at 1,000
Cavernous exhibit hall was only half-used, and massive empty spaces remained inside
Trump claimed he was being discriminated against ‘purely for political reasons ‘ and asked if the mayor is a Democrat
‘We could’ve had four, five, six thousand people. They’ve all been turned away. It’s a disgrace,’ he added
Trump also slammed a fire marshal in Colorado last week for shutting the door on him and forcing people to sit in an overflow room
By DAVID MARTOSKO, US POLITICAL EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM IN COLUMBUS, OHIO
PUBLISHED: 14:36 EST, 1 August 2016 | UPDATED: 15:14 EST, 1 August 2016
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Donald Trump renewed his complaints on Monday about fire marshals limiting the size of his rally crowds, telling reporters in Columbus, Ohio that thousands of fans were kept out of the city’s convention center ‘purely for political reasons.’

‘We’ve had thousands of people outside. Thousands,’ Trump told pool reporters as he entered the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

‘They were turned away by – for political reasons – purely for political reasons.’

FURIOUS: Donald Trump blasted a fire marshal in Columbus, Ohio on Monday after his crowd size was limited ‘purely for political reasons’
FURIOUS: Donald Trump blasted a fire marshal in Columbus, Ohio on Monday after his crowd size was limited ‘purely for political reasons’

WIDE OPEN SPACES: The cavernous exhibit hall Trump’s campaign rented inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center had large empty spaces when people outside were turned away
WIDE OPEN SPACES: The cavernous exhibit hall Trump’s campaign rented inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center had large empty spaces when people outside were turned away

ONLY HALF: A blue curtain cut the hall in half, leaving room for thousands more Trump fans inside
ONLY HALF: A blue curtain cut the hall in half, leaving room for thousands more Trump fans inside

‘They said in this massive building you’re not allowed to have any more than a thousand people. And that’s nonsense,’ Trump vented.

‘We could’ve had four, five, six thousand people. They’ve all been turned away.’

‘It’s a disgrace,’ he added.

‘Look at the size of this place!’ he said as he began his town hall meeting.

‘Is the mayor a Democrat? Is he a Democrat? That’s what I heard. He ought to be ashamed of himself.’

True enough, the hall allocated to Trump’s town hall event inside the convention center included large empty spaces. And a curtain dividing the room left half of it completely unused.

The entire hall is a 72,000 square-foot behemoth that can seat 4,140 people at banquet tables. With rows of chairs, that capacity would be much larger.

Even with half-the room curtained off, the convention center would rent Monday’s Trump

NOT AMUSED: Trump blasted the Columbus City fire marshal and asked if the mayor is a Democrat
NOT AMUSED: Trump blasted the Columbus City fire marshal and asked if the mayor is a Democrat

ROOM TO ROAM: Even with the blue curtain sectioning off half the room, there was plenty of space as Trump began to speak
ROOM TO ROAM: Even with the blue curtain sectioning off half the room, there was plenty of space as Trump began to speak

NOT SO FAST: Some photos of the town hall showed views like this, making it seem like the space was full
NOT SO FAST: Some photos of the town hall showed views like this, making it seem like the space was full

‘So that’s for political reasons they were turned away,’ Trump fumed. ‘And that’s too bad. So we have a thousand people in there – they won’t allow any more.’

‘The fire marshal said he’s not allowed to allow any more even though the building holds many thousands of people, so I just want to tell you that.’

‘That’s politics at its lowest – you oughta check it out.’

‘But it’s really politics at its lowest,’ Trump concluded. ‘Come on, lets go have a good time.’

Trump complained on Friday about a fire marshal in Colorado Springs, Colorado who shut the doors on his crowds, forcing thousands into an overflow room and leaving still more outside.

Trump said at the time that Fire Marshal Brett Lacey was ‘probably a Democrat.’

OUT OF LUCK: People waited for hours to see Trump – this line wrapped around a city block – only to be turned away when they reached the door
OUT OF LUCK: People waited for hours to see Trump – this line wrapped around a city block – only to be turned away when they reached the door

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But an irritated Trump boomed that ‘we have thousands of people trying to get in and we have a fire marshal that says “No, we can’t allow more people in”‘

‘And the reason they won’t let them in is because they don’t know what the hell they’re doing,’ he said Friday.

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Poccha, columbia, less than a minute ago

Seems the Commies are getting scared.

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Arctic Fox, Prudhoe_Bay, less than a minute ago

Great reporting by DM!!! Thanks for telling us if mayor is a Dem. Fire Marshal too… It’s that hard-hitting kind of investigating that gives this great newspaper its global reputation. Oh wait… I’m still confused. Is mayor a Dem?? Fire Marshal?? Well.. nice photos though. And can you spot the herd of gazelles hiding in the rocks? Whoops… wrong DM story. Onwards to one of those journalistic deep dives into what skimpy swim-suit some C-level movie star is wearing during her romp on the beach at Palma de Majorca.

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Clem Kadoodlehopper, chicago, United States, about a minute ago

4140 for hall E, the fire marshal says 1000, what do you think? MY GOD they think you’re too stupid to look at the facts!

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Buzz Keel, Twin Falls, United States, about a minute ago

Come to think of it, where are some of these conservative posters? ACDCguy? Phantom Dice? Username from Sorento?

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haggler, Sunst Beach, United States, about a minute ago

Just don’t let it happen again. Get all of this stuff resolved in advance, and be ready to immediately get a court order if Hillary interferes. Stop being reactive. Hillary’s eating your lunch.

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MrsPoe, Texas, United States, about a minute ago

They can try all of their ploys. I wish Wikileaks would just lay it all out there about Billary. I can’t believe city officials can get away with crap like this. So tired of the Dems.

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Jeffrey Level, Santa Ana, United States, about a minute ago

All the more reason we need Trump! Democrats are idiots!

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Manrice, Dallas, 3 minutes ago

People with Democrat leanings seem to struggle with numbers. The projected Obamacare enrollment numbers were wildly off. So were the estimated costs. They can’t get get GDP growth or employment numbers straight and are forever having to revise them downward. Oh wait, do you you think it could be dishonesty instead of bad math?

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jjdco, Toledo, 3 minutes ago

The reporter doesn’t mention if the fire-marshalls involved were, indeed, Democrats. The reported doesn’t report the official capacity of the halls in question. Instead, the reporter mentions some honors one of the fire-marshalls has received in the past. Bad reporting. Very suspicious actions on the part of the fire-marshalls. The RNC should file lawsuits. Anyone locked out should file a personal lawsuit.

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Clem Kadoodlehopper, chicago, United States, 3 minutes ago

seating capacity for the hall listed at 4140, fire marshal says 1000, what do you think?

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