When President Trump announced that he intended to hold two campaign rallies in Nevada over the weekend, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak was not happy. Nevada is a state where the governor can dine without a face mask, but you can’t:
Nevada is where going to church is prohibited but going to a casino is perfectly okay. It is a state where Sisolak is systematically using the existence of a purported “public health emergency” to effectively eliminate the First Amendment…unless you are a BLM rioter, then it’s totes okay.
Behind the scenes, Sisolak and his minions worked to prevent Trump from holding rallies:
The rallies were going to be held at airport hangars at the McCarran International Airport and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport over the weekend but the Las Vegas Review Journal reported that they were cancelled.
Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, had originally ordered a lockdown in March banning gatherings of over 10 people, but eased it to 50 people later in May as coronavirus rates improved.
In a video interview with KYNV-TV about the rallies, Sisolak pointed out that the White House’s guidelines on safe gatherings were actually more stringent than the ones he had imposed on Nevada.
The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority denied that the cancellations had anything to do with politics and said the rallies would have violated its lease agreement.
“This has nothing to do with politics. The letter we sent is about directives and safety and not political campaigns,” said Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority president/CEO Daren Griffin.
“We would hold our tenants to the same standard whether it was a Democratic or Republican rally or any other type of gathering,” he claimed. “We are complying with the Governor’s directive and Washoe County’s recommendation during a pandemic.”
A spokeswoman for Sisolak also denied any direct involvement in the cancellation of the campaign rallies.
As it turned out, President Trump showed the proper contempt for Sisolak’s bullsh** orders and found other venues at which to hold the rallies. Sisolak was not gracious about having his nose rubbed in his own impotence:
On Saturday, there was an outdoor rally at the Minden-Tahoe airport:
But on Sunday, when he held an indoor rally in Henderson, NV. It was intense.
And it caused panties to be wadded:
This one probably wins the award for over-the-top asshattery:
Henderson threatened to fine the company that hosted the rally:
Some say that this is a big gamble for President Trump. I don’t see it that way. In Nevada, he struck a blow for freedom and went against the whim of a governor who is using the Wuhan outbreak to limit the ability of people to gather for political speech or worship. If he has these rallies, he gets his message out. If he doesn’t have them, he gets hammered by the media acting as Joe Biden surrogates. Not only is this good politics, but it is also good for the health of the nation.