President Trump held an indoor rally Sunday night in a warehouse outside Las Vegas, where he called the state’s governor a “political hack” and urged him to “open his state.”
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Speaking with thousands of supporters inside the plant in Henderson, Trump gawked. Targeted Steve Sisolak – who previously blasted the president for hosting the rally in violation of the state’s mandate to limit gatherings to 50 people.
“You have a governor right now that is a political hack,” Trump told the audience. “Tell your governor how to open your kingdom. Open your kingdom. ”
The state’s economy is operating with restrictions on a per-county basis based on per capita coronovirus risk levels.
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Casinos and restaurants, for example, in Clark County’s Las Vegas, are operating at 50 percent capacity. But bars and inns in the county remain closed.
All counties must comply with state mitigation mandates, including covering the face and limiting gatherings of more than 50 people.
The president’s decision to host Sunday night’s rally – his second in as many days in Nevada with more than 50 people – was described by Sisolak as “careless and selfish.”
“President Donald Trump is taking reckless and selfish actions that are endangering countless lives in Nevada,” Sisolak said in the statement. “The president has forgotten that this country is still in the midst of a global epidemic.”
Trump assured his supporters Sunday night that he would return them due to problems arising from attending the indoor rally.
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“If the governor comes after you, which he is not doing, I will be with you, I will be with you, don’t worry about anything,” he said.
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