The president, in case you needed a reminder, doesn’t just have the interests of the country to look out for while in office — rather, he also has his own personal, private business interests to look out for.
In that light, although the president himself doesn’t seem to have responded to the incident — yet at least — the property of his that he could be said to have the biggest vested interest in, Trump Tower in New York City, seemingly barely averted calamity this Monday morning.
Early in the morning, firefighters responded to a reported fire on the roof of Trump Tower, a fire which it has since become clear never threatened the inside of the building. The fire is said to have been electrical in origin, and it left three people, including one firefighter, with mild injuries.
The president still has an apartment in the building, but he wasn’t there at the time of the fire, and it’s not immediately apparent if any of the rest of the members of his family were there.
His son Eric, who helps lead the family business now that his father has become president, posted a statement about the incident on Twitter that mirrors one sent by the Trump Organization to The Washington Post.
Early Monday, Eric wrote on Twitter:
‘There was a small electrical fire in a cooling tower on the roof of Trump Tower. The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job. The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most sincere thanks and praise!’
Check out video of the fire on the roof of the building below.