Moments after Donald Trump took the stage on a college campus in Colorado Springs, he tore into what is really making America not so great.
“We have thousands of people in a room next door,” he said. “We have thousands of people trying to get in and we have a fire marshal that says ‘No, we can’t allow more people in.'”
Trump said it was “so unfair” to those who couldn’t make it inside the 1,500-capacity auditorium.
“They won’t let them in, and the reason they won’t let them in is because they don’t know what the hell they’re doing, that’s why,” Trump said to loud cheers. “That’s why our country has — hey, maybe they’re a Hillary person. Could that be the answer? Probably.”
Trump called it a “disgraceful situation,” adding, “this is the kind of thing we have in federal government also, by the way, and then you wonder why we’re going to hell. That’s why we’re going to hell.”
A long line of attendees trying to get in snaked down the sidewalk and around the building. Those who couldn’t get in filled a separate room on campus.
Toward the end of his hourlong speech, Trump again circled back and lit up the fire marshal.
“He’s probably a Democrat,” Trump said. “Probably a guy that doesn’t get it.”
He ended by saying he would go speak to the overflow crowd next door.
Following the speech, Brett Lacey, the fire marshal in question, said in an interview he is a registered voter but declined to say whether he is a member of a political party.
“It doesn’t matter to me,” he said. “We’re just here to do the job.”