Colorado Elevator Trumps the Donald
An elevator got the best of Donald Trump before his rally in Colorado Springs, momentarily trapping him and 10 other people.
According to Denver7, Trump became trapped inside an elevator at The Mining Exchange Hotel for about 30 minutes prior to his rally set to begin at 2 p.m. on Friday.
Firefighters with the Colorado Springs Fire Department came to his rescue, opening the top elevator hatch and lowering a ladder so that everyone - including Trump - could climb out into the second floor lobby.
No one was injured other than Trump's would-be timely arrival; he showed up almost an hour late, and criticized the fire marshal saying "they don't know what the hell they're doing" for not allowing more people into the rally.
However, Fire Marshal Brett Lacey told KRDO-TV that event organizers are to blame for them having to turn people away, as too many event tickets were handed out.
"...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," Lacey told the station of he criticism. "But it doesn't bother me at all."
USA TODAY reports there being over 6,000 people at the rally, where Trump spoke for about 40 minutes and covered issues like national security, respect for police officers, and use of economic sanctions to force U.S. companies to keep jobs stateside. About 300 people were turned away because of crowding concerns.