COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Republican candidate Donald Trump called it ‘politics at its lowest’ when a fire marshal prevented him from having more than 1,000 people at an event on Monday. Now, the contract his campaign signed shows his campaign knew about the limitation from the very beginning.
According to a Columbus Division of Fire spokesperson, many of the exits at the Greater Columbus Convention Center were not usable because of construction on the building.
The lack of exits is why the attendance at the rally was limited to 1,000 people, and a meeting was held last week with all parties involved with the campaign to discuss the issue, according to the spokesperson.
In fact, the campaign was given a $1,500 discount on the room rental fee due to the renovations, according to the contract.