The announcement comes after The Nevada Independent reported that the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority said that President Donald Trump’s planned campaign rally for Saturday violated the state directive limiting gatherings to 50 people and that the event “may not proceed.”
“Outrageous! @realDonaldTrump rally venues in NV canceled. Welcome to (Nevada Gov. Steve) Sisolak’s Nevada — home of partisan political retribution,” tweeted Laxalt, who lost the 2018 gubernatorial race to Sisolak. “This is unprecedented — to cancel an incumbent President’s campaign stop inside 60 days of a major contested election in a swing state. This isn’t over!”
The Trump campaign had originally announced plans to hold two rallies in Nevada this weekend, one at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Saturday and the other at McCarran in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Trump’s campaign communications director, Tim Murtaugh, said that Trump would still be traveling to Nevada on the dates planned and that additional details would be “announced soon.”
“Democrats are trying to keep President Trump from speaking to voters because they know the enthusiasm behind his reelection campaign cannot be matched by Joe Biden — a historically weak candidate controlled by the radical left who could hold a campaign event in a broom closet,” Murtaugh said.