The country witnessed a jarring scene on September 13th as thousands of Trump supporters gathered for an indoor rally inside a manufacturing plant. Earlier the state directive called a ban on indoor gatherings exceeding 50 people. Flouting the coronavirus rules, President Donald Trump brashly addressed the cheering crowd, which posed a threat for him and the entire state.
The novel coronavirus has already claimed more than 190,000 lives in the U.S., and Trump’s second rally in the same state may be another reason behind the transmission to spread like wildfire. Among the massive number, Nevada lost its 1,500 citizens for COVID-19.
It has been three months since the president has not held an indoor rally; hence, the last one was the one in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Herman Cain, a businessman and former GOP presidential contender, attended this rally in June and died after being infected with the coronavirus.
During his speech, Trump said, “You have a governor right now who is a political hack.”
“Tell your governor to open up your state, by the way. Open up your state.”
The president’s campaign footage could not miss the audience without face coverings. A campaign spokesperson responded to the criticism, “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.”
Major television networks took the decision of not sending their reporters for coverage. Even though such occurrences are rare here, this particular step showed safety concerns.