Looks like this protester was really fired up!
As we reported late last evening, a group of anti-Trump protesters attempted to ‘storm’ Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., shouting profanities, chanting 3rd grade rhymes, and playing drums on 5-gallon plastic pails.
One particular protester let his anger boil over however, and was left burning with rage at the thought of President-elect Trump assuming office.
So he did what any reasonable person would do in that situation.
He set himself on fire.
Via the Daily Caller:
A California man was taken to the hospital after he set himself on fire in protest of Donald Trump outside of Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
“I was trying to light myself on fire…it was an act of protest,” the man told NBC DC reporter Shomari Stone.
Asked what he was protesting, the man said he was “protesting the fact that we’ve elected somebody who is completely incapable of respecting the Constitution of the United States.”
The man appears to not have suffered serious injuries from the fire. NBC News cameras showed what appeared to be a pile of clothes ablaze in the middle of the street.
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) January 18, 2017
(Side note – We are having a laugh only because the man is clearly not injured, though we do suggest he seek professional help.)
Social media mockery was swift …
BREAKING NEWS: Firefighters race to the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. as a man sets himself on fire in an apparent protest.
— Minister Edward Cage (@I_AmAmerica) January 18, 2017
— ♨️Saucy Stacey♨️ (@DrCrane72) January 18, 2017
The question is, did he actually set himself on fire in protest, or did he in reality try setting his clothes on fire and accidentally burned himself in the process, trying to draw more attention by concocting this story?
Who knows, it’s difficult to determine the intent of people this deranged.
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