'He’s only concerned about himself': Governor slams Trump after his revealing comments about coronavirus risk

'He’s only concerned about himself': Governor slams Trump after his revealing comments about coronavirus risk
President of the United States Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a "Keep America Great" rally at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona. Credit: Gage Skidmore

When thousands of Trump supporters attended an indoor MAGA rally in Las Vegas over the weekend, social distancing was not encouraged — and protective face masks were few and far between in the crowd. Critics of President Donald Trump have slammed the rally as blatantly irresponsible, including Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak — who didn’t hold back during an appearance on MSNBC on Monday.

In an interview, Trump had dismissed concerns about contracting the virus at the rally, saying: "I'm on a stage and it's very far away." He added: "And so I'm not at all concerned."

Of course, his supporters in the audience were packed in tightly against each other, many of them not wearing masks.

Sisolak told MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin, “This is typical Donald Trump. He’s only concerned about himself, not about the 3 million citizens and residents I have in the state of Nevada that I’m concerned about on a daily basis. I’m concerned that they are not exposed to the virus.”

The only part of the event where masks were plentiful was among attendees who were near Trump. But away from the president, masks were the exception instead of the rule.

The Nevada governor, describing video of the rally that MSNBC has been airing, told Mohyeldin, “You see these pictures that you’re broadcasting. No one’s wearing a mask, they’re not six feet apart. He’s concerned about his own health. He’s not concerned about all the folks that were there — or the folks at are going to go home.”


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