Man sets himself on fire outside of White House.

By |2019-05-30T08:46:04-08:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

Courtesy of NYT:

A man who set himself on fire Wednesday in a park south of the White House has died, the United States Park Police said early Thursday.

The man was identified as Arnav Gupta, 33, of Bethesda, Md. He had been reported missing by the Montgomery County Police Department on Wednesday.

Officers with the National Park Service and the United States Park Police administered first aid at the scene after Mr. Gupta self-immolated around 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday. He was taken to a hospital, but Mr. Gupta died from his injuries later that day, the Park Police said in a statement.

His family reported him missing on Wednesday, and the authorities put out a missing person notice that the “police are concerned for Gupta’s physical and emotional welfare.” Law enforcement officials said on Thursday that they had made no official determination of his motivation.

Apparently, this is the second time that somebody has attempted to set themselves ablaze on White House grounds. 

Last month a guy in a wheelchair did the same thing, but he was saved by quick thinking Secret Service officers. 

Hey look, I get it. 

I often get very depressed about what is going on in this country as well. 

But this president is not going to drive me to suicide, he will never have that kind of power over my life. 

However, if Trump himself starts thinking thoughts like that…well I just might be willing to scrounge up a gas can and a match. 

You know, anything to help. 

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  1. Anon May 30, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Marshmallow sellers on the mall did a brisk business. But it was short lived.

    • Beaglemom May 30, 2019 at 4:03 pm

      What a creepy reaction. Not even remotely funny.

  2. anonymous May 30, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Buddist monks during Viet Nam war, remember?

    • Gryphen May 30, 2019 at 4:20 pm

      Yes, I do.

      And that was the first thing I thought of when I read this article.

  3. Anonymous May 30, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    He has now died. May I suggest others do the same before they shoot up innocent people on their way out.

  4. Anonymous May 30, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Its hard to feel helpless in the face of someone like Trump who is the devils advocate and is ironically protected by religious people who say they worship God of the english bible. I wonder if they are mistaken, and actually worship lucifer? It would appear like it in the face of all the evil that spews forth from the current occupants in the white house.

  5. Anon May 31, 2019 at 8:10 am

    “he is psychologically unfit to uphold his CON$titutional duties.”
    “during the debates of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, that a president could be removed for “incapacity, negligence or perfidy.” Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, has put forward articles of impeachment on those very grounds, saying, “An unfit president can be impeached for those misdeeds that corrupt and harm society.”

    “This is not the first time Pelosi has confronted the issue of whether Trump is psychologically fit for office. In March, she told The Washington Post that Trump was “ethically unfit. Intellectually unfit. Curiosity-wise unfit. No, I don’t think he’s fit to be president of the United States.” On April 10, she told The Associated Press that “in every way he is unfit to be the president of the United States.”

    ” Donald Trump manifests a serious mental illness that renders him psychologically incapable of competently discharging the duties of president of the United States.” It garnered over 70,000 signatures, formed a professional organization, Duty To Warn, dedicated solely to this issue and has held rallies across the country, and published a best-selling book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.”

  6. Anonymous May 31, 2019 at 11:02 am

    So? Trump does that nearly every day on the WH lawn. Too bad he doesn’t follow the other fellows lead.

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