One man is dead and four firefighters were injured after a fire broke out at Trump Tower in New York —and President Donald Trump is catching heat for his reaction.
President Trump, who was in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, tweeted his praise to both the firefighters and the construction of his own 58-story skyscraper.
“Fire at Trump Tower is out,” he wrote. “Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!”
The president’s son Eric Trump added, “Thank you to the amazing men and women of the NYFD who extinguished a fire in a residential apartment at
@TrumpTower. The @FDNY and @NYPD are truly some of the most incredible people anywhere!”
AP reports that Nigro was asked if the business mogul’s assessment of the building was accurate.
“It’s a well-built building,” Nigro replied. “The upper floors, the residence floors, are not sprinklered.”
Twitter users were quick to point out that President Trump made no mention of the victim.