Donald Trump is on top of headlines once again after a fire broke out at Trump Tower leaving four firefighters injured and one man dead. Donald is currently in trouble for his reaction to the news, which some have deemed to be insensitive and out of touch.
According to several reports, representatives speaking on behalf of the New York Fire Department claimed that the fire started on Saturday night, and the 50th floor was engulfed in flames.
One man who lived there, Todd Brassner, 67, died in the fire. The commissioner of the fire department revealed that firefighters found the man in critical condition, and was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
#FDNY members remain on scene of a 4-alarm fire, 721 5th Ave in Manhattan. There is currently one serious injury to a civilian, and 3 non-life-threatening injuries to Firefighters, reported pic.twitter.com/c7qeOlDVcf
— FDNY (@FDNY) April 7, 2018
The commissioner said it was a very challenging fire to deal with, considering how high up it was. He added, “the rest of the building had a considerable amount of smoke.”
Trump expressed his gratitude for the firefighters who put out the flames as well as the construction workers who built it. He said, “thank you!” in all-capital letters.
However, his response wasn’t enough to please some of his critics, including The Guardian who claimed he ignored the fact that a man lost his life in the blaze.
The Associated Press asked the Fire Department executive if Trump’s evaluation of the building was close to the truth, and Nigro stated it was a “well-built building,” however, it doesn’t have sprinklers equipped inside because it was built at a time when it wasn’t necessary.
The Trump Tower was constructed in 1983. As you may know, this is just one of many verbal blunders on the president’s part, as the chief-in-command has frequently been at the butt of criticism for his poor choice of words.