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President Trump holds rally despite COVID-19 restrictions; Gov. Sisolak and City of Henderson issue responses

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — President Donald Trump took the stage at Xtreme Manufacturing in front of a couple thousand supporters.

The crowd was extremely enthusiastic, but that was not the case for the governor’s office or the City of Henderson.

President Trump touted his accomplishments during his time in office, saying he created a strong economy. He also emphasized his position as the law and order candidate.

The president thanked Don Ahern — the owner of Xtreme Manufacturing — for hosting the “Great American Comeback” rally.


Trump supporters were in full force, but the City of Henderson issued a compliance letter and a verbal warning, saying the event was in direct violation of Governor Steve Sisolak’s COVID-19 emergency directives.

Gatherings of more than 50 people are not allowed, and there was little to no social distancing. Most attendees were also not wearing masks.

Still, the rally went on as planned with President Trump criticizing Governor Sisolak.

“This is a great place. You have a governor right now who is a political hack,” President Trump said. “We want to put violent criminals behind bars, and tell your governor to open up your state by the way..”

Governor Sisolak took to Twitter — blasting President Trump for holding Sunday night’s rally. The governor said Trump’s “reckless and selfish actions put countless lives in danger.”

He also added, “the president appears to have forgotten that this country is still in the middle of a global pandemic.”

Here’s a panoramic view of @POTUS @realDonaldTrump’s rally tonight. Definitely more than 50 people (which violates Nevada #COVID19 directives). @8NewsNow #8NN #YLEH #Campaign2020 pic.twitter.com/Wla3Ynyb7P

— Orko Manna (@orko_manna) September 14, 2020

President Trump also continued to call into question Nevada’s vote-by-mail system, which was expanded for the 2020 election, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“You’ve got to get out on November 3rd or early voting, you’ve got to get out and vote early,” President Trump said. “You can send your ballot and then you have to check that your ballot is counted because they may not count your ballot, they may not count your ballot. But we are going to save America and we are not going to let that happen.”

By spending all weekend in Nevada, President Trump and his team are making it clear that the Silver state is a big priority for them in this election. Trump is scheduled to head to Arizona and California Monday.

Back to Sunday’s event at Xtreme Manufacturing — the City of Henderson says because it did not follow Governor Sisolak’s directives, officials could fine the company up to $500 for each violation, as well as suspend or revoke its business license.

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