Donald Trump has addressed his first indoor campaign rally since June, in defiance of coronavirus guidelines.
The US President spoke to large gatherings at the event outside Las Vegas on Sunday, despite a prohibition on assemblages of more than 50 people in Nevada.
People were pictured sitting huddled together, with many failing to wear masks and to social distance from each other.
Nevada’s Democrat Governor Steve Sisolak rebuked the President for disregarding state rules, blaming him of reckless and selfish actions that were putting innumerable lives in danger.
He tweeted that the President seems to have forgotten that the country was still in the middle of a global pandemic.
The event was the first indoor rally the President has held since June, when an event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was later blamed for a coronavirus spike in the local area.
Donald Trump’s Democrat opponent Joe Biden criticised him for hosting campaign events during the pandemic, which has killed more than 194,000 people in the United States.
However, Donald Trump criticised Joe Biden for doing fewer events ahead of the November 3 election.
Ahead of the rally, Donald Trump sent a series of bizarre tweets: “Once again, Sleepy Joe told the press they could go home at 9 A.M.
“Meanwhile, your Favorite President, me, will go to Reno, Nevada tonight, three stops in Las Vegas tomorrow, with California and Arizona on schedule Monday.
“Don’t worry, we won’t be taking off Tuesday, either!”
He added: “While I travel the Country, Joe sleeps in his basement, telling the Fake News Media to “get lost”.”
The President’s campaign said the Nevada rally was an opportunity for supporters to exercise their rights to a peaceful assembly and spokesman Tim Murtaugh said that if you can unite tens of thousands of people protesting in the streets, gamble in a casino, or burn down small businesses in a riot, then you can assemble peacefully under the First Amendment to hear the President of the United States.
Participants were to have their temperature taken before admission and they were given a face mask, which they were encouraged to wear.
Unfortunately, Donald Trump lives in a bubble that no one has access to and he’s very much out of touch with reality and let’s hope he doesn’t get back in on the forthcoming election because God help America and the world if he does because he’s dangerous and he’s a liability.
And if he believes what he’s doing isn’t dangerous, why didn’t he go down to the front to talk and shake hands with everyone? Because he knows!