We don’t typically indulge ourselves in the world of conspiracy theories here at Unfiltered Patriot, but this was too creepy to overlook. On Monday, reports surfaced that a one-alarm fire had broken out at Trump Tower in Manhattan, the gleaming building that serves as Donald Trump’s private residence when he’s not, you know, in Washington carrying out the business of being president. At approximately 7:30 in the morning, New York first responders received a call reporting the small blaze; firefighters had the situation under control by a quarter past eight. Early reports suggested that the fire had started in the HVAC system and that two people had been injured as a result of the outbreak.
“There was a small electrical fire in a cooling tower on the roof of Trump Tower,” the Trump Organization said in a statement. “The FDNY were here within minutes and did an exceptional job. Everything is under control and no evacuations were made.”
Eric Trump, who serves as the executive vice president of the Trump Organization, issued a public statement of his own on Monday. “The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job,” he wrote on Twitter. “The men and women of the FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most sincere thanks and praise!”
This story would hardly be worth mentioning, except for the exceedingly odd timing. As far as we can know or tell, the FDNY has never been called out to Trump Tower to put out a blaze – certainly not since Trump became a national political figure. So how interesting that this should happen exactly five days after a similar fire broke out at Bill and Hillary Clinton’s house in Chappaqua, New York.
From the January 3 Washington Post:
A small fire broke out at Hillary and Bill Clinton’s property in New York and was quickly extinguished Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
The fire started around 2:40 p.m. in a building used by the Secret Service on the Clinton’s property, the Secret Service said in a statement. It was put out by about 3:15 p.m., according to the Associated Press. No one was injured in the blaze.
The Secret Service said that the fire began in a second-floor ceiling of the detached building behind the Clinton’s house used by its agents. It did not say what caused the fire.
Even in the strange political climate that has taken over our country, this coincidence is a little too strange to be believed. Two separate fires at the respective homes of the two 2016 presidential candidates? Within a week of each other? Come on. If you read this in a novel and the author chalked it up to mere chance, you would never pick up another one of his books because he clearly has no idea what he’s doing. Real life isn’t like a novel, though, so we’re willing to concede that this may have actually been nothing more than simple coincidence.
But it definitely makes you wonder…