Man Sets Himself On Fire Outside Trump D.C. Hotel In Protest Of Inauguration

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A protester set himself on fire outside Trump International Hotel in Washington DC on Tuesday night around 9:30pm in what appears to be a failed attempt at self-immolation, NBC4DC reported. The unidentified man called Trump a "dictator" and said the act was in protest of Trump's upcoming inauguration.

'(I'm protesting) the fact that we've elected somebody who is completely incapable of respecting the constitution of the United States.' 

Witnesses described how he yelled 'Trump' several times as 'flames ran up his back' before lying down in the street. He has suffered non-life-threatening burns and was taken to hospital shortly after the incident at around 9.30pm. 

It is unclear if the man has been arrested. According to the Daily Mail, the man's wounds were not serious. A
by-passer said it was not initially clear what the man was protesting
when he set fire to items of clothing in the street outside the hotel.

'He set himself on fire and as flames ran up his back he yelled Trump several times then lay down in the street. (He) then walked over to the police/security,' Michael Shoag, who arrived at the hotel after the man set himself on fire, said.

While the man appeared to have suffered burns to his back, he was able to walk. 

Anti-Trump protesters have been flocking to Washington DC this week ahead of Friday's inauguration.  They also inundated Ivanka Trump's Manhattan home on Tuesday, carrying moving boxes plastered with protest slogans to mock the businesswoman's move to Washington.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday he would also join demonstrators at a protest outside the family's Manhattan hotel on the eve of the inauguration. 'I'm rallying at Trump Int’l Hotel at 6PM on Jan. 19 because our next president needs to hear from all NYers before he takes office. Join us,' the mayor tweeted. 

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cossack55's picture

Hint: Don't use E85  gasoline

The Juggernaut's picture

I don’t think he knew what he was talking about.  So many presidents and the people he supported shat all over the US Constitution.  No need to set yourself on fire.  This is a mental health issue and I wonder if anyone put him up to it.

Ron Paul 2016... There's still time.

remain calm's picture

Is that John McCain's son?

NoVa's picture

no, just another snowflake who is "burning up inside at what the Russians did to Hillary"

 

NoVa

 

Bastiat's picture

"Protesting because we elected somebody who's completely incapable of respecting the Constitution?"

Nuts, he's got it exactly backwards -- we are replacing somebody who's demonstrated that he has no respect for the Constitution.  Did this guy somehow not notice Obama's war on the Bill of Rights?

J S Bach's picture

Now this is more like it.  Let them all self-immolate and become shining lights unto all of us.

gatorengineer's picture

Is there a fund to buy snowflakes lighter fluid for this purpose.  I want to donate to my first liberal cause.

Hopeless for Change's picture

"Failed attempt at self-immolation."

Is there anything they don't fail at? Besides ruining OTHER people's' lives?

HopefulCynical's picture

"Snowflakes roasting on an open fire

Crack rock is a helluva drug..."

Idiots.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Dear Snowflakes,

Do not let yourself be outdone by this crispy snowflake.  You can do it better than he.  We believe in you.

Sincerely,
Just Do It. 

Rabbi Chaim Cohen's picture

Actually, we should be congratulating the MSM. They have been so effective in misleading people that this guy, however gullible, believes that Beelzebub is about to be inaugurated as POTUS.

espirit's picture

If this is trending, we're going to need a pallet load of Jiffy-Pop.

HopefulCynical's picture

Hot dogs! S'mores! IT'S A FESTIVAL!

MisterMousePotato's picture

Hm. This is a new feeling. In fact, I'm not sure I've ever been disappointed to see a libtard fail to achieve his goal.

DeadFred's picture

Scopalomine, the drug of choice for false flags.

SumTing Wong's picture

But just like a typical snowflake, he didn't get it right. The guy was still walking afterwards. Didn't they learn anything from those monks in the orange robes? 

techpriest's picture

But just like a typical snowflake, he didn't get it right. The guy was still walking afterwards. Didn't they learn anything from those monks in the orange robes?

It turns out that the monk you are thinking of was conned into doing that. He had a different intention, but the communists used his self-immolation for their own purposes. Here's the full explanation of what went on.

http://tomwoods.com/ep-645-jfks-catastrophic-mistake-in-vietnam/

Creative_Destruct's picture

'(I'm protesting) the fact that we've elected somebody who is completely incapable of respecting the constitution of the United States.' 

"...incapable of respecting the constitution of the US" eh? Then why the hell didn't all these morons take themselves out and sterilize the gene pool with fire during the Obama administration???

I propose we start a "Go Fund Me" account for a fleet of  tanker trucks of gasoline to help these mental defectives eliminate themselves.

auricle's picture

This is what watching fake news will get you.  

August's picture

A torch to light our way!

Raymond K Hessel's picture

Am I watching a different video?

 

It was his clothes that were on fire, not him? How is this self immolation?

 

More like masturbation.

1stepcloser's picture

He self immolated a strawman...

TheMeatTrapper's picture

Now he'll want free healthcare. Seriously. 

The Management's picture

Shit makes you wonder if they are gona throw a bon-fire.

The Management's picture

Way to set a president!

(i could go on for hours)

clade7's picture

Meats back on the menu boys!

Raffie's picture

They should all do that.

The Hollywood creeps should all do that.

Rosie O'Donel would look like a big ol' tire fire.

froze25's picture

If only all of the Anti-Trumpers would also do this selfless act.

froze25's picture

Thats an inconvenient truth.

Raymond K Hessel's picture

No actual snowflakes were harmed in tihis protest

peddling-fiction's picture

If he did not suffer life threatening burns, then he was a stuntman that was sent there by the seditious one.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) peddling-fiction Jan 18, 2017 10:36 AM

My first thought.

Cruel Joke's picture

An actual snowflake would take a selfie.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

 

"Protesting because we elected somebody who's completely incapable of respecting the Constitution?"

Nuts, he's got it exactly backwards -- we are replacing somebody who's demonstrated that he has no respect for the Constitution.  Did this guy somehow not notice Obama's war on the Bill of Rights?

What took him so long? Every presidential election in this guy's life resulted in the election of somebody who's incapable of respecting the Constitution.

The Wizard's picture

Though I believe the Constitution of 1789 usurped the Constitution of 1781, the interpretations are all over the map. The original intent has been lost in a world where Supreme Court justices call it a "living document". It is much like the Scriptures, the interpretation is based on how one perceives the world and is relation to their beliefs. They don't believe there are laws of nature which are absolute, not relative. Human nature doesn't change, people's perceptions change. The writers of the documents were well aware of this fact.

glenlloyd's picture

if tax-n-spend progressives wanted to do this on a grand scale I wouldn't be opposed to it...one bit.

ksm1962's picture

Maybe hundereds of them plan to do this on the day, fingers crossed!!!

Every little helps.

New_Meat's picture

"If I had a son, he'd melt just like this snowflake."

847328_3527's picture

He's a trendsetter, hopefully.

Meat Hammer's picture

Hopefully, for sure!  I'd love to go to a big ol' liberal bonfire.  Although, the smell of burning granola, burning hair from all the beards & dreadlocks, and patchouli oil would be nauseating.