President Trump held a rally in a warehouse outside Las Vegas on Sunday evening calling the state governor a “political hack” and urging him to “open your state”.
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Speaking to thousands of supporters crammed into the Henderson factory, Trump targeted Governor Steve Sisolak, who previously beat up the president for hosting the rally in violation of a state mandate that restricted gatherings to 50 people.
“You just have a governor who is a political hacker,”
The state’s economy operates with restrictions on a district basis based on their individual coronavirus risk levels.
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Casinos and restaurants, for example in Las Vegas in Clarke County, are occupied at 50 percent. But bars and taverns in the county will remain closed.
All counties must adhere to government mitigation mandates, including wearing face-coverings and limiting gatherings of 50+ people.
The president’s decision to host the Sunday evening rally – his second in as many days in Nevada with more than 50 people – was described by Sisolak as “ruthless and selfish.”
“President Donald Trump is taking reckless and selfish measures that put countless lives at risk here in Nevada,” Sisolak said in the statement. “The president seems to have forgotten that this country is still in the middle of a global pandemic.”
Trump assured his supporters on Sunday evening that he would support them if any problems arise while participating in the indoor rally.
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“If the governor comes after you, which he shouldn’t, I’ll be with you all the way, I’ll be with you all the way, don’t worry,” he said.
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