In a series of tweets, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak blasted President Trump for holding large rallies in his state.
Tonight, President Donald Trump is taking reckless and selfish actions that are putting countless lives in danger here in Nevada.
Despite reports from his own White House, despite local officials in Southern & Northern Nevada reiterating to the venues the existing restrictions in State emergency directives, tonight, the President is knowingly packing thousands into an indoor venue to hold a political rally.
The President appears to have forgotten that this country is still in the middle of a global pandemic.
Early on in this crisis, when it came time to exhibit real leadership and make difficult decisions to protect the American people, he failed to develop a unified national response strategy.
To put it bluntly: he didn’t have the guts to make tough choices — he left that to governors and the states. Now he’s decided he doesn’t have to respect our State’s laws. As usual, he doesn’t believe the rules apply to him.
Instead, he came into our State and blatantly disregarded the emergency directives and tough choices made to fight this pandemic and begin reopening our economy by hosting an indoor gathering that’s categorized as “high risk” according to his own CDC.
This is an insult to every Nevadan who has followed the directives, made sacrifices, and put their neighbors before themselves. It’s also a direct threat to all of the recent progress we’ve made, and could potentially set us back.
As Governor, I have worked with public health and infectious disease specialists to create emergency directives to protect public health and get our economy back on track.
In this video shared by Dan Scavino you can see the size of last night’s Trump crowd.
Trump referred to Sisolak during his rally, saying “Tell your governor to open up your state!”
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) September 14, 2020