“I’m protesting the fact that we’ve elected somebody who is completely incapable of respecting the Constitution of the United States.”
The man, who said he was from California, suffered third-degree burns on 10 percent of his body, according to the Washington Post.
He had used a lighter and accelerant to start the fire.
Authorities said they were called to the hotel after receiving a report of a person ‘in distress’.
A bypasser said it was not initially clear what the man was protesting when he set fire to items of clothing in the street outside the hotel.
‘He set himself on fire and as flames ran up his back he yelled Trump several times then lay down in the street.