Trump Holds Indoor Rally Nevada’s Governor Says Risks Lives
Donald Trump held his first indoor rally in nearly three months in defiance of Nevada regulations barring large gatherings, prompting the state’s governor to accuse the president of endangering lives with “reckless and selfish actions.”
The president’s campaign scheduled the Sunday event at Xtreme Manufacturing’s warehouse in Henderson, Nevada, after the airport authority in nearby Las Vegas rejected plans to use an outdoor hangar because it violated state regulations prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people.
Trump defended the indoor rally, telling attendees that he was blocked from using multiple “exterior sites” his campaign had secured and suggesting political motivations.
“We had five sites, all outside sites like last night, tremendous room, and a great gentleman who owns this building said, you know what what, what they’re doing is really unfair, you can use my building,” Trump said.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, has denied his office directly intervened to cancel the outdoor rallies. But on Sunday he tweeted that the president “appears to have forgotten that this country is still in the middle of a global pandemic.”
Rally Is ‘Direct Threat’
“This is an insult to every Nevadan who has followed the directives, made sacrifices, and put their neighbors before themselves,” Sisolak said. “It’s also a direct threat to all of the recent progress we’ve made, and could potentially set us back.” He said Trump’s actions put “countless lives in danger.”
Tonight, President Donald Trump is taking reckless and selfish actions that are putting countless lives in danger here in Nevada.3:55 AM · Sep 14, 2020
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