Nevada Gov. Sisolak praises Trump for holding big indoor rally

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WASHINGTON — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, praised President Donald Trump for holding an indoor campaign rally attended by thousands of people. By his statement it appears the governor is departing from the normal democratic mud slinging and in fact expressing admiration for the successful rally.

Trump held his first indoor rally in months in Henderson, Nevada, on Sunday night. Aides said that every attendee would have their temperature checked before entering and would be provided with a mask that they were encouraged to wear. They also had access to hand sanitizer. However, like the president's recent rallies, most supporters were not wearing face coverings.

In response to some criticism the campaign received for holding the indoor rally, Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign 2020 communications director, said in a statement, "If you can join tens of thousands of people protesting in the streets, gamble in a casino, or burn down small businesses in riots, you can gather peacefully under the 1st Amendment to hear from the president of the United States."

The president had also held a rally on Saturday on the tarmac of Nevada’s Minden-Tahoe Airport where most people were not wearing masks or practicing social distancing.


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