San Francisco, Sep 13 (efe-epa).- The president of the United States, Donald Trump, held a rally Sunday that bypassed local regulations against COVID-19 in Nevada, a state considered key in the presidential elections in November, and asked attendees to demand that the governor reopen the state.
The president concentrated thousands of people in a closed facility of the Xtreme Manufacturing company in Henderson, near Las Vegas, which is a violation of both local and state regulations that prohibit concentrations of more than 50 people.
The announcement that this campaign act was going to take place led the governor of Nevada, Democrat Steve Sisolak, to call it “shameful, dangerous and irresponsible,” to which Trump responded during the rally: “Tell your Governor to open the state!”
“If the governor comes for you, something he should not do, you should know that I will be with you,” the president also told those present.
Trump’s request to “open up” Nevada comes in a state that already has one of the most lax policies in the US regarding the coronavirus, and where, for example, casinos, cinemas, restaurants and gyms, operate with capacity restrictions.
Sunday was the first massive act of the Republican nominee in a closed space since the June really in Tulsa (Oklahoma), which was surrounded by controversy and had been announced as his return to the electoral campaign ended up attracting many fewer people than expected.
Since then, all of Trump’s events had been outdoors.
The president is in the western United States to try to gather more support in Nevada and Arizona, two states considered key for the election and in which he is behind in his Democratic rival, Joe Biden.
On Monday, the president will also go to neighboring California to witness the evolution of the dozens of large fires that remain active in the American west, which have already claimed more than 30 lives since August. EFE-EPA