Oh, by the way, a guy died

In the 1990s when New York City, a city of skyscrapers, was considering a city ordinance requiring all tall residential buildings to have fire sprinkler systems in them, Donald Trump fought against that because saving money on construction costs was preferable to saving lives.

When the bill was modified so as not to require existing buildings to add sprinkler systems, Trump backed off.

Over the weekend a fire broke out on the 50th floor of Trump Tower. When firefighters arrived, they found the apartment on that floor was engulfed in flames. They pulled out the one person they found in it. He was unconscious, and they sent him off to the hospital where he later died.

Six firefighters suffered minor injuries.

With one tenant dead and six firefighters injured, Trump revealed his priority, self-praise and possessions over people, by tweeting,

 “Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!”

By the way, a guy died.

And while fire fighters were still dealing with the fire, apparently to imply how wonderful his building was constructed, Trump also tweeted that the fire was out, which it wasn’t until an hour after he said it was.

By the way, a guy died.

His praise of his buildings construction and his thanking of firemen, and oh, by the way, women, was all he has said about the fire.

By his account, it was a quick, simple, and safe event.

On Sunday morning he sent out a series of tweets on a variety of subjects, but even though he would have known by then that the tenant, 67-year-old Todd Brassner, had died, he had nothing further to say about the fire beyond what was in his one tweet the night before.

Other residents of the tower spoke of the chaos that went on in the building because there is no evacuation system in place.

It s a very well constructed building, according to Trump.



By the way, a guy died.

But after insurance is settled and the apartment is ready to rent, a new tenant will move in and pay the rent, and all will be well for Trump.

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