President Trump held an indoor rally in a warehouse outside Las Vegas on Sunday night, where he called the state governor a “political hack” and urged him to “open your state.”
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Speaking to thousands of supporters crammed inside the Henderson facility, Trump targeted Governor Steve Sisolak, who previously accused the president of hosting the rally in violation of a state mandate that limited meetings to 50 people.
“Right now you have a governor who is a political hacker,”
The state’s economy operated with restrictions on a county basis based on individual coronavirus risk levels.
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Casinos and restaurants, for example, in Las Vegas in Clarke County, operate at 50% capacity. But the county’s bars and taverns remain closed.
All counties must adhere to state mitigation mandates, including the use of face covers and limiting gatherings of more than 50 people.
The president’s decision to host the gathering on Sunday evening – his second in as many days in Nevada with more than 50 people – was described by Sisolak as “reckless and selfish.”
“President Donald Trump is taking reckless and selfish actions that are endangering countless lives here in Nevada,” Sisolak said in the statement. “The president seems to have forgotten that this country is still in the midst of a global pandemic.”
Trump assured his supporters on Sunday evening that he would support them in case of problems arising from participating in the indoor rally.
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“If the governor comes looking for you, which he shouldn’t do, I’ll be with you all the way, I’ll be with you all the way, don’t worry about a thing,” he said.
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