Unsourced clips and photos. on social media and on police blogs show a man burning after setting himself on fire. There is almost nothing more painful than burning.
Police said he set himself on fire in President’s Park South within close proximity to the White House. Some witnesses say he was wearing a protective suit over part of his body.
In the first clip below, Secret Service can be seen running towards him to extinguish the fire.
Secret Service personnel were reportedly helping the National Park Service and the U.S. Park Police provide first aid to the man.
He was taken to the hospital, reportedly with life-threatening burns.
The incident comes a month after a wheelchair-bound man was arrested after trying to light himself on fire near the White House North Fence.
REACTIONS FROM TWITTER
Quite a few people on twitter thought it was funny. One tweeted that ‘Trump set a man on fire.’ Another wrote a poem: ‘Build a man a fire and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.’
Others made a meme or a gif out of him.
Even stranger yet is the reaction of the Democratic committee who were annoyed they had to move their little protest.
The DCCC conveniently left out the part where a person literally set themselves on fire. https://t.co/lM5HGf4G2X
— Chris Martin (@chrisjdmartin) May 29, 2019
What a sorry state of affairs.
THE CLIPS ARE GRAPHIC
If the videos don’t work, click on the bird that takes you to twitter and they will work on the site.
Jesus Christ. This guy set himself on fire outside the White House. pic.twitter.com/IIXAoGS6ia
— Mariaaaa (@bedolla_maria) May 29, 2019
— Toya Johnson🦋 (@ToyaBK79) May 29, 2019
— Krisjan Berzins (@KrisjanBerzins) May 29, 2019