In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally
The Philippine Star|September 15, 2020
LAS VEGAS (AP) – In open defiance of state regulations and his own administration’s coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic health guidelines, US President Donald Trump hosted on Sunday night his first indoor rally since June, telling a packed, nearly mask-less Nevada crowd that the nation was “making the last turn” in defeating the virus.

Eager to project a sense of normalcy in imagery, Trump soaked up the raucous cheers inside a warehouse that evening. Relatively few in the crowd wore masks, with a clear exception: those in the stands directly behind Trump, whose images would end up on TV, were mandated to wear face coverings.

Not since a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma that was blamed for a surge of coronavirus infections has he gathered supporters indoors.

The pandemic has killed nearly 200,000 Americans and is still claiming 1,000 lives a day.

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