Hillary Clinton is already reportedly preparing for an Election Day victory.
According to The New York Post, law enforcement officials with the NYPD and FDNY have been told to prepare for the fireworks show which will be launched over the Hudson River from a barge off Manhattan’s Javits Center. The show is expected to last for two minutes and could begin as early as 9:30 p.m. on election day, or just half an hour after the polls close in New York.
But the early plans for celebration may blow up in Clinton’s face.
“It’s a little presumptuous of her to plan on winning. I guess she put in for this before Friday,” one NYPD detective said.
And one firefighter, remembering the 2000 election and the recount there, pointed out that the celebration could be especially embarrassing for her if she loses, saying, “So what’s she going to do, put the fireworks on ice?”
“If she loses, will she take it over to the East Side and sell it to Trump for half-price?” another asked.
Still others are “rank and file is outraged they are being forced to do political work,” with one source claiming that the firefighters and law enforcement asked to provide protection at the show “make it seem like the firefighters endorsed Hillary.”
The Clinton campaign has not responded for comment.