The host of President Trump’s indoor campaign rally in Nevada on Sunday has been fined $3,000 for violating state guidelines that proscribe large gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the report of CNN, Xtreme Manufacturing that allowed the Trump campaign to use one of its facilities is indicted for six COVID-19 violations and has been issued a penalty.
“During the event, a compliance officer observed six violations of the directives and the City’s Business Operations Division has issued a Business License Notice of Violation to Xtreme Manufacturing and assessed a penalty of $3,000,” Kathleen Richards, senior public information officer for the city of Henderson, said CNN in a statement Monday.
He also added that the company “has 30 calendar days to respond to the notice and pay the penalty or dispute the notice of violation.”
When asked about the Nevada rallies and whether they followed the state’s COVID-19 guidelines, the Trump Campaign had offered only a vague explanation on Sunday.
“Every attendee will get a temperature check prior to admission, be provided a mask they’re encouraged to wear and have access to plenty of hand sanitizers,” a campaign official told CNN.
Don Ahern, the owner of Xtreme Manufacturing, said on Monday it was his “patriotic duty to do what is right for our country, and what is right is supporting President Donald J. Trump.”
“My goal was to continue that great American traditions of the right to assemble and to free speech,” Ahern said. “No different than the thousands that are allowed to assemble at gaming tables, maskless pool parties, and protests across the street.”