Friday is shaping up to be a day chock-full of awesome. Project Veritas unmasked a plot (of undetermined reality) to disrupt one of the Trump inauguration events. A motorcycle group, Bikers for Trump, has promised to form a “wall of meat” (I’m not sure who is providing the meat in this scenario) to protect the inauguration from protesters. Then yesterday we had this:
A man was burned Tuesday night after apparently setting himself on fire in the street outside the Trump Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, according to a public safety source with knowledge of the incident.
The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly, said that arriving rescue personnel found a 45-year-old man who had been using a lighter and an accelerant.
Why was this guy trying to go full-metal Buddhist monk?
A California man was taken to the hospital after he set himself on fire in protest of Donald Trump outside of Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
“I was trying to light myself on fire…it was an act of protest,” the man told NBC DC reporter Shomari Stone.
Asked what he was protesting, the man said he was “protesting the fact that we’ve elected somebody who is completely incapable of respecting the Constitution of the United States.”
The man appears to not have suffered serious injuries from the fire. NBC News cameras showed what appeared to be a pile of clothes ablaze in the middle of the street.
This is going to turn out to be a metaphor for all the anti-Trump protests planned for Friday. They will be ill-conceived, ineffective, ridiculous, and ultimately harmful to the participants.