Wednesday, August 10, 2016

New details about Trump's elevator escapade

Posted By on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 10:40 AM

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Much has been made of Donald Trump's visit to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs last month. Now, Denver7 news has dug deeper and found some interesting backstory on the stuck elevator issue, as well as Trump's blaming the Springs fire marshal for not letting more people into his rally.
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  • Fire Marshal Brett Lacey
Read the story here.

Meantime, we asked U.S. Senate candidate El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn what he thinks of the latest statement by Trump regarding 2nd Amendment supporters at a rally yesterday. Referring to Hillary Clinton's nomination of Supreme Court justices should she be elected, he said, "Nothing you can do folks, although the 2nd Amendment folks, maybe there is...I don't know."

The comment has been interpreted by some as a call to violence against the Democratic nominee. Others have argued Trump's opponents are spinning the statement wrongly.

The state Democratic Party had this to say in a news release:
“What does Donald Trump have to say or do to lose Darryl Glenn’s support?” said Chris Meagher, spokesman for the Colorado Democratic Party. “It wasn’t enough to make fun of a disabled reporter. It wasn’t enough to suggest that Mexicans were criminals and rapists. It wasn’t enough to say he would close off our country to entire religions. And it wasn’t enough to insult a Gold Star family. Now he has suggested that perhaps gun violence against his opponent would be an appropriate response to losing this election.

“Donald Trump is running for President. His latest comments are inappropriate and show once again is unfit to lead our country. The response by Darryl Glenn, who refuses to stand up to Trump’s dangerous rhetoric any more than the occasional slap on the wrist, is just as appalling. It's time for Darryl Glenn to show leadership and stand up against this hateful, dangerous rhetoric.”
We sent the Glenn campaign an email yesterday seeking a comment and haven't heard back. We'll update if and when we hear something.

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