- Associated Press - Sunday, July 31, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The father of the youngest victim of a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people is hitting back at GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump for disparaging the Colorado Springs fire marshal’s capping attendance at a rally there.

Dave Kane said Sunday that Trump’s comments demonstrate his “trademark ignorance and apparent disregard for public safety.”

Kane’s 18-year-old son Nicholas O’Neill perished in the Station nightclub fire in West Warwick. Authorities have said the club was packed with 458 people, 54 more than capacity.

Trump on Friday criticized Fire Marshal Brett Lacey for limiting capacity at the University of Colorado building where his event was held. Lacey told the Colorado Springs Gazette he had already allowed a 10 percent increase in seating.

A message left with a Trump spokeswoman wasn’t immediately returned Sunday.



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