Trump Flails In Attempt To Defend High-Risk, Indoor Campaign Rally In Nevada

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  6 days ago  •  11 comments

By:   Ryan GrenobleNational Reporter, HuffPost

Trump Flails In Attempt To Defend High-Risk, Indoor Campaign Rally In Nevada

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Trump Flails In Attempt To Defend High-Risk, Indoor Campaign Rally In Nevada






Ryan Grenoble National Reporter, HuffPost

Mon, September 14, 2020, 1:42 PM EDT










Donald Trump   attempted to defend his decision to hold an indoor campaign rally in Henderson,   Nevada , on Sunday by blaming Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) and ignoring the possibility that he’s risking Americans’ health.

Speaking with the Las Vegas Review-Journal   after the rally, Trump didn’t answer a question about attendees potentially getting   COVID-19 ; instead, he talked about how he isn’t putting his own health at risk.

Here’s the line of questioning from Review-Journal White House correspondent Debra Saunders:



Aren’t you concerned about getting COVID in an enclosed room?

“No, I’m not concerned.”

What about people here?

“I’m more concerned about how close you are,” he said, ignoring the question and gesturing to Saunders’ proximity.

Sorry about that.

“Because you know why?” Trump continued. “I’m on a stage that’s very far away. And so I’m not at all concerned.”


Nevada hasn’t permitted gatherings of more than 50 people since May, a guideline based on White House recommendations, so the Trump rally openly violated that order. Sisolak condemned the “ reckless and selfish ” action on Twitter.




The president claimed that Sisolak had prevented the campaign’s use of six outdoor venues, thereby forcing Trump to rally supporters inside the Xtreme Manufacturing facility, which Trump’s friend Don Ahern owns. The Trump campaign estimated that about 5,000 people attended.

However, the accusation that Sisolak was actively obstructing Trump from holding outdoor rallies doesn’t seem to hold water:   Trump held an outdoor rally   in northern Nevada just the night before. The governor’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.

While it is true the Trump campaign couldn’t hold a planned outdoor rally at a hangar near McCarran International Airport, it was the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority that canceled the event over concerns the 5,000-person rally would interfere with the airport’s normal operations.   Sisolak disavowed   any involvement in the decision.

“This has nothing to do with politics,” airport authority CEO Daren Griffin   said in a statement   to the Reno Gazette-Journal. “The letter we sent is about directives and safety and not political campaigns. We would hold our tenants to the same standard whether it was a Democratic or Republican rally or any other type of gathering.”

Trump last held an indoor rally in June in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event “likely contributed” to a dramatic surge in coronavirus cases in the following weeks,   according to   Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart. It’s possible Herman Cain,   who died from COVID-19 in July , contracted the virus at the event, which he   boasted about attending   without wearing a mask.





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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    6 days ago

It's obvious that trumpturd doesn't care if his supporters get Co-Vid and holds super spreader events like this one.

It's obvious that trumpturd only cares that he doesn't get Co-Vid from super spreader events like this one.  

 
 
 
Kavika
1.1  Kavika   replied to  Tessylo @1    6 days ago

Mr. Law and Order...LMAO, what a crock of shit that is.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
1.1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Kavika @1.1    6 days ago
Mr. Law and Order...

Trump believes as Nixon said, "Well, when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal."

He and his sycophants believe the President is above the law, except when a Democrat gets elected.

 
 
 
devangelical
1.2  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @1    6 days ago
trumpturd doesn't care if his supporters get Co-Vid and holds super spreader events

meh, me neither ...

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
1.3  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Tessylo @1    6 days ago
It's obvious that trumpturd doesn't care if his supporters get Co-Vid

dont worry, after the rally they intend to burn a few cities like the left does so the virus will be not affect anyone

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.3.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @1.3    5 days ago

jrSmiley_44_smiley_image.gif That's just whack like all the other nonsense/bullshit you spout.  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2  Trout Giggles    6 days ago
“Because you know why?” Trump continued. “I’m on a stage that’s very far away. And so I’m not at all concerned.”

That statement is all you need to understand how he feels about his rallies.

 
 
 
Kavika
2.1  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @2    6 days ago

Exactly

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
3  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    6 days ago

Also interesting was a situation Trump recently detailed in Bob Woodward's book, Rage"I was in the White House a couple of days ago, meeting with 10 people in the Oval Office and a guy sneezed — innocently, not a horrible, you know, just a sneeze — the entire room bailed out, okay?" the president continued. "Including me, by the way."

Trump knows exactly what time it is.  He just doesn't give a flying fart because it doesn't affect the bubble where he and his family reside.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @3    6 days ago

I just don't understand how he hasn't contracted it yet. He must be a Typhoid Mary

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1    6 days ago

Yet he continues to blame the spread of Co-Vid on 'blue states', like everything else.  

 
 
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