Donald Trump along with members of his team got stuck in an elevator while visiting Colorado. The incident caused him to be hours late to his scheduled rally.
The Republican nominee was trapped in the lift for 30 minutes ahead his Friday Colorado Springs appearance. He was eventually rescued by members of the Colorado Springs fire department, multiple local outlets reported Saturday.
According to news station KRDO, emergency crews responded to an elevator rescue at The Mining Exchange Hotel where a group of 10, including the Republican nominee, was trapped between the first and second floor.“The firefighters were able to secure the elevator, open the top elevator hatch, lower a ladder into the elevator which allowed all individuals to self-evacuate, including Mr. Trump, onto the second floor lobby area,” Steven Wilch, who is with the Colorado Springs Fire Department, told KRDO. Within an hour, the Denver Post noted, the GOP presidential nominee was bashing the fire marshal at his rally. “So I have to tell you this. This is why our country doesn’t work,” Trump said from the stage at his Friday rally, which began nearly an hour late as a result of the mishap. “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.’ “The reason they won’t let them in is because they don’t know what the hell they’re doing. h/t politico
“Hey, maybe they’re a Hillary person. Could that be possible? Probably. I don’t think there are too many of them,” Trump concluded.