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Trump Criticizes Fire Marshal During Columbus Appearance

Ohio Public Radio

During his campaign stop at the convention center in Columbus yesterday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized fire marshals. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow explains.  

Only a thousand people were able to catch Donald Trump’s campaign stop in Columbus, with about another thousand turned away.
Trump gathered the media to specifically call out the fire marshal’s occupancy limit.  
Trump: “That’s for political reasons they were turned away and that’s too bad. They have a thousand people in there they won’t allow, the fire marshal says he’s not allowed to allow anymore even though the building holds many thousands of people.”  
Trump later insinuated it’s because Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther is a Democrat.
Columbus public safety officials say Trump’s staff agreed to the occupancy limit days ago and that politics weren’t involved at all.
Trump complained about the fire marshal in Colorado a few days ago during a similar situation.


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