A man tried to set himself on fire outside Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, to protest what he described as the president-elect’s lack of “respect” for the US Constitution.
The unidentified 45-year-old was rushed to the hospital around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was being treated for burns on 10 percent of his body, according to the Washington Post.
The man, reportedly from California, told reporters he lit himself on fire using a lighter and accelerant “to protest the fact that we elected somebody who is completely incapable of respecting the Constitution of the United States.”Reporter: He didn't try to do so, he did set himself on fire. And I hope he learns that he's a fool. Burns are painful and take a long time to heal.
Fool: The Constitution specifies how we elect the President. You don't like the result so you light yourself up? Who doesn't respect the Constitution?