Trump to hold rally Sunday at Henderson manufacturing plant


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President Donald Trump stands on stage after speaking at a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 | 3:54 p.m.

President Donald Trump’s swing through Nevada this weekend, his first since the state has been battling the coronavirus pandemic, will include a rally Sunday in Henderson.

The rally will be at 7 p.m. at Xtreme Manufacturing, a heavy-equipment maker located at 8350 Eastgate Road.

The president’s visit comes after his Nevada campaign co-chairman Adam Laxalt and other state Republicans blamed Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak for blocking other planned events.

Sisolak’s spokesperson, in a statement Wednesday, said the governor’s office had “no involvement or communication with the event organizers or potential hosts regarding the proposed campaign events advertised by the Trump campaign.”

It wasn’t clear how many tickets will be given out for the Henderson rally. Nevada prohibits gatherings of more than 50 people because of the pandemic.

The city of Henderson has warned event organizers to comply with any standing state orders, including those in regard to capacity and face coverings, a city spokesperson said.

In August, the city of Las Vegas issued a $250 fine to the Ahern Hotel for hosting an Evangelicals for Trump event with over 500 attendees. The event was headlined by Trump’s personal pastor Paula White.

Doors for this weekend’s rally in Henderson open at 4 p.m., and tickets are available on the campaign’s website.

Those planning to attend must agree to a liability waiver that says they “understand and expressly acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present,” according to the website.

Trump will also hold a rally Saturday at the Minden-Tahoe Airport in Douglas County and a Latinos for Trump roundtable at 10 a.m. Sunday at Treasure Island.

This will be the first time the president has been in the Las Vegas area since February.

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