The New York Daily News reports that in the 1990s, Trump personally lobbied against installing sprinklers in high-rise buildings like the ones he is famous for.
Trump praised the building's construction as a "well built building" and lauded firefighters who managed to put out the blaze on Saturday. He ultimately chose to spend $3 million to put sprinklers in all 350 units of Trump World Tower near the United Nations, The New York Times reported.
The fact that the building containing the President's private residence is unprotected by fire sprinklers in 2018 is hard for many to understand.
President Donald Trump lobbied not to have sprinklers installed on the residential floors of his NY properties.
The legislation was proposed after two major fatal fires in Brooklyn and Manhattan - which sparked building code changes across the city.
"The upper floors, which are residence floors, are not sprinklered", he added. Unfortunately, there are tens of thousands of buildings across the United States that were built before fire sprinklers were required.
Trump tweeted about the fire as it was happening, but made no mention of Brassner's death after it was announced.
"He says about 200 firefighters battled the blaze, with four suffering minor injuries". One resident, who happens to be friends with Michael Cohen, said he received a message from the president's lawyer to leave.
"People feel safer with sprinklers", the Times quoted Trump as saying in 1999. "NY instead has required that new construction be fire resistant". The fire was placed under control approximately two hours later. "Firemen (and women) did a great job", the president wrote on Twitter at 6:42 p.m.
Opened in 1983, the mixed-use skyscraper is a jewel in The Trump Organisation's real estate portfolio that includes high-end properties, hotels and golf courses.