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Donald Trump: Fire Marshal limited the crowd size in Columbus

Posted at 5:38 PM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 22:36:55-04

At his rally in Columbus on Monday, Donald Trump told the press that the rally crowd was limited for "political reasons." 

Trump came out to address the press and in a video from ABC Politics, he said that he had "thousands of people outside who were turned away, purely for political reasons." He then went on to say that "in this massive building you're not allowed to have any more than a thousand people, and that's nonsense, we could have had 4, 5, 6,000 people." 

 
The Columbus Division of Fire responded to Trump's claim by telling ABC that his campaign was aware of the venue's capacity limit when they booked it a week ago. 
 
This isn't the first time that Trump has blamed Fire Marshals for a crowd restriction, last Friday he criticized the Fire Marshall at his event in Colorado Springs.