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Donald Trump holds indoor rally in defiance of Covid-19 regulations | Coronavirus

Telegraph, 14 Sep 2020
In open defiance of state regulations and his own administration's pandemic health guidelines, President Donald Trump on Sunday hosted his first indoor rally since June with a packed, mask-less Nevada crowd.

Eager to project a sense of normalcy in imagery, Mr Trump soaked up the raucous cheers inside a warehouse. Not since a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was blamed for a surge of coronavirus infections has he gathered supporters indoors. There was no early mention from the president that the pandemic had killed nearly 200,000 Americans and was still claiming 1,000 lives a day.

Few in the crowd wore masks, with one clear exception: Those in the stands directly behind Mr Trump, whose images would end up on TV, were mandated to wear face coverings.

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