It's Trump time in Henderson, NV, a suburb of Las Vegas.

Thank God this suburb is still safe!

Follow this thread if you dare....
"Football is boring as hell," Trump says to place going crazy to have its first NFL game ever today and a win.

Heckuva job, POTUS.
"They are playing around with the ballots, your governor," Trump says, repeating the lie from last night.
"You have a governor right now who is a political hack."

"Tell your governor to open up your state."

The state is not shut down.
"Open up your state. You gotta open up your state. It's all political."

1. Not shut down. He was in a casino today so he knows that.
2. State is following the WH guidelines, which say by the metrics in Clark County, no public gatherings of more than 10 people. (State at 25.)
Trump says that Dan Rodimer (he mispronounces his name twice) and Jim Marchant (gets his right) beat really tough opponents to be congressional nominees.

1. They did not.
2. They are second-tier candidates at best, both big underdogs.
Trump just introed Dana White and some UFC fighters. They are among the headliners for a fundraiser for Trump today:

As I mentioned, one was called "the athletic embodiment of Trump's politics." He's UFC villain Colby Covington.
Trump touts ridiculous poll showing he is up with Hispanics. No credible poll shows that, although some Dems fear Joe Biden may not win Hispanics by a big enough margin.

By the way, we have a poll of Nevada Hispanics in the presidential race coming tomorrow.

Follow @TheNVIndy.
@TheNVIndy Trump says his motto is "Made in USA" while Biden's is "Made in China."

Whenever I hear this, I think of this priceless moment on Letterman when he showed Trump where his ties are made:

@TheNVIndy "Barack Hussein Obama"


His jealousy of Obama knows no bounds.
@TheNVIndy Now he is doing the same NV history riff he did last night in Minden. Many of the same lines about NV he used last night. Ends with MAGA chants.

Just over an hour tonight, was just over an hour and a half last night.

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13 Sep
"Hello, Nevada," Trump says, nailing the pronunciation.

My work here is done.
"You know the governor of your state tried very hard to stop us from having this event tonight."

If you bet the over on 2 minutes until the first lie, you lost.

Again, this did not happen.
"Your governor tried to stop us," Trump says over and over again.

@GovSisolak did nothing to try to stop Trump. His campaign canceled the rallies, which violated state and WH guidelines on gatherings.

Reno airport said no-go, Vegas airport never contacted.

Pure fiction.
Read 22 tweets
9 Sep
Big news via @meganmesserly: The Reno airport has informed the owners of an airport hangar -- including two well-known Reno businessmen, one of whom is the head of a conservative think tank -- that this weekend's Trump rally violates the state directive on in-person gatherings.
@meganmesserly Let the froth begin from Lord Farquaad of Virginia and his allies at Adelson's newspaper. Remember, this guy could have been governor:

@meganmesserly Response to @meganmesserly's exclusive is for Laxalt & Co. to spin rallies had been canceled by the gov? Pure gaslighting.
1. They knew the rules going in.
2. The rallies were not "canceled" by anyone except the Trump campaign. McCarran was never even asked about a rally.
Read 8 tweets
5 Aug
BREAKING: Trump sues Nevada over mail-in election bill.
Alt hed:

Republican president sues Republican secretary of state over NV elections bill.

(She opposed the bill but had to be named as chief elections officer.)
And now I know why Schlapp said ballots can be cast three days after Election Day. That is central to this lawsuit, that if you can't be sure when the ballot was postmarked so it might have been mailed after Election Day. This case could be precedent-setting. Folks:
Read 4 tweets
8 Jun
So a shameless huckster and three members of the Las Vegas City Control Group organize and hype a "Blue Lives Matter" march on the Strip this weekend, promoted by the Clark County Republican Party. What could go wrong?
I am reminded by a friend that one of the leaders (@VoteFiore) of this "Blue Lives Matter" march said in 2015 of an African-American lawmaker: "I can tell you the great respect I have for my peer Mr. Munford being the first colored man to graduate his college..."
And she added...
@VoteFiore “We’re in 2015, and we have a black president, in case anyone didn’t notice, so the color and the race issue — I think it’s time that we put that to rest.”

This is your next mayor of Las Vegas, folks.
Read 7 tweets
6 May
So @mayoroflasvegas is speaking at the beginning of the council meeting (in halting manner from a prepared statement) giving advice to @GovSisolak on unemployment office staffing and talking about people calling her. She is quoting from people having trouble getting benefits.
@mayoroflasvegas @GovSisolak Of course there are many horror stories to tell, but what is the mayor of Las Vegas trying to accomplish by reading these stories? Oh, and by the way, look what signs spontaneously appeared at the meeting after the mayor has destroyed her credibility. Who is "we," pray tell?
@mayoroflasvegas @GovSisolak She is now criticizing the governor's plan for not being specific enough.

"All I have is my voice and I promise I will not stop speaking," she says. Loud applause.

Now they are playing a video of people supporting Goodman. This is...pathetic. And has no place at a govt meeting.
Read 7 tweets
26 Apr
We obtained a cache of internal city of Las Vegas emails showing @mayoroflasvegas has for more than a month been "so eager to provide comfort to financially hurting constituents that she often counterfactually downplays the very real threat of COVID-19..."
@mayoroflasvegas Emails show Goodman was supported by some, including ex-Lt. Gov. @Hutch4Nevada who praised her "Courage and Leadership," said she has "an army of supporters!" Emails also show mayor pro tem's COVID-19 denial and another councilman's fear he was exposed to the virus. Great read.
@mayoroflasvegas @Hutch4Nevada In emails, Goodman told a visitor struggling to receive a refund for a (condo) deposit that “the cure is going to be worse than the crisis,” touted a vaccine as “equally or more important” than testing...(and used FDR's iconic phrase): “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”
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