September 15, 2020 at 12:23 am EDT
Trump’s first indoor rally in months was staged as a rebuke to coronavirus restrictions
President Trump’s first indoor rally in months was staged as a rebuke to Democrats he accuses of using coronavirus restrictions against him, but the campaign event in Nevada also sparked strong complaints from critics on Monday as a symbol. the president̵
7;s failure to deal effectively with deadly covid. -19 crisis.
Sunday night’s rally came as the pandemic left at least 190,000 deaths in the United States, with the number expected to surpass 200,000 before Trump holds his next official campaign events on Friday. The November 3 election had already become a referendum on the president’s often dismissive approach to the pandemic before the revelations last week that he told Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward that he knew the severity of the virus but preferred to downplay it in public.
“We are already making the change. We’re making that nice, round, last turn “toward a post-pandemic economic recovery,” Trump said at the rally in Henderson, Nev., Even though the nation has only recovered about half of the jobs lost since the spring and 13 remain. , 6 million unemployed workers.
Of Anne Gearan and Josh Dawsey