On Sunday Donald Trump hosted an indoor rally for thousands of his supporters in a factory near Las Vegas. On Monday, the factory was hit with a $3,000 fine for violating Nevada regulations that prohibit indoor gatherings of more than 50 people.
Trump acts as if he is above the law, and he flagrantly violates Nevada regulations and the guidance of his own White House Coronavirus Task Force that warns against holding indoor events where thousands are packed in like sardines.
Trump’s last indoor rally in Tulsa that resulted in a surge in coronavirus cases a little more than two weeks after the event and multiple campaign staffers along with Secret Service agents testing positive for COVID-19 isn’t even in his rear-view mirror.
The only thing on Trump’s field of vision is Election Day, and he is more than willing to sacrifice the lives of his loyal supporters if a packed arena or factory provides good optics for his campaign.
Rallygoers were not required to wear masks even though they were packed together making social distancing an impossibility. Although all of the supporters who were seated on the stage behind Trump wear wearing masks. Trump knows that the coronavirus is highly contagious and he insisted that those closest to him wear face coverings.
Trumpism is a cult and Trump treats his supporters as pawns to be used in any way that will benefit him, and if two weeks down the line hundreds of his supporters who attended his rally in Las Vegas die from COVID-19 so be it, they served their purpose of providing good optics.
Carl Bernstein is spot on when he labeled Trump a “homicidal president” for holding indoor campaign rallies. It is imperative that we vote this homicidal president out of office, his mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the death of almost 200,000 Americans.