Is the city of Columbus, Ohio playing dirty tricks on Donald Trump?
Less than 24 hours ago, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther campaigned with Hillary Clinton during a visit to the city.
He even got a shout out from the candidate herself, with Clinton telling the crowd she was happy to be in his capital city, according to her speech posted on YouTube (17:35).
Ginther posted this photo on his Facebook page, clearly pleased to be aiding Clinton:
“Are you ready to build a future that includes everyone in America?” Ginther said, warming up the crowd, according to the Post-Gazette.
“We are so honored to have such a great outpouring of support for Secretary Clinton in the most important city in the most important state in America. I need a partner in the White House that can deliver.”
Today, Ginther seemingly delivered for Clinton.
The city of Columbus restricted the capacity of Donald Trump’s crowd, leaving a lot of people unable to get inside.
“Hey, maybe they’re a Hillary person,” Trump speculated about city leaders — quite accurately — according to Politico. “Could that be possible? Probably. I don’t think there are too many of them.”
The Columbus Convention Center only allowed 1,000 people inside, despite the cavernous space.
“So have 1,000 people in there. They won’t allow any more,” Trump said. “The fire marshal said he’s not allowed to allow any more even though the building holds many thousands of people. So I just wanted to tell you that. That’s politics at its lowest. You ought to check it out, but it’s really politics at its lowest.”
The fire marshal blamed construction for blocking exits as the reason for the restricted crowd size.
But the mayor? He was probably out campaigning for Hillary again.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 1, 2016
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