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Liberal Governor Tries To Stop Trump Rally — Residents Make Him Regret It

By Ryan Ledendecker October 30th, 2020 | Image Source: USA Today

After one of President Donald Trump’s recent, high-energy rallies at the Minden-Tahoe Airport in Douglas County, Nevada, the Democrat-run state decided that both the county and the company that owns the airport where the rally took place were both in violation of the state’s COVID-19 safety directives.

As a result of their alleged health violations, both entities were hit with heavy fines, to the tune of $2,950 for Douglas County and 2,603 against ABS Aviation, Inc., according to The Nevada Independent.

However, something amazing happened in the wake of the news of the fines, with someone in the local community launching a GoFundMe fundraiser with the hopes of helping out both entities pay the fines, which were seemingly leveled because of politics, under the commonly used Democrat guise of citing COVID-19 health concerns.

A Douglas County resident by the name of Blayne Osborn launched the online fundraiser, adding that the Trump rally was a wonderful event and pointed out that the county and company were unfairly fined for hosting the President of the United States in their hometown.

“We’d like to stand up for these two groups and raise enough money to pay these ridiculous and arbitrary fines in support of our first amendment rights to peacefully assemble. We sincerely appreciate your support and generous donations!” Osborn wrote on the fundraiser page, while being completely transparent about one confirmed case of COVID-19 that possibly resulted from contact at the rally, though it wasn’t confirmed.

Osborn set a GoFundMe goal of raising the exact amount needed to cover both fines and as of Wednesday morning, it’s clear that the residents of Douglas County are the type of people who pull together and help one another out, because the total raised currently sits well over the goal amount, at $6,474.

During the rally, Trump slammed Gov. Steve Sisolak for apparently forcing the rally to be moved at the last minute from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport to the Minden-Tahoe airport.

“Here’s a guy calling venues telling them not to have the rally, calling different venues, ‘Don’t have the rally. We’re not going to let you have the rally,’” Trump told the large rally crowd.

Not surprisingly, the governor’s office claims that they didn’t call around in attempts to cancel the rally.

But even if they had, it’s clear that Douglas County was ready and willing to afford due respect to America’s 45th president. Douglas County spokesperson Melissa Blosser said that when they got the call asking if the rally could be held at the local airport, county officials carefully weighed the state’s COVID-19 orders against the freedoms afforded to Americans by the First Amendment.

And you can clearly see which one of those won the day.

The residents and officials of Douglas County should be applauded for their efforts in accommodating President Trump and then banding together after being punished for doing so. Hopefully, other counties and towns follow their awesome example in any similar future incidents.

Author: Ryan Ledendecker

Source: The Federalist Papers: Dem Governor Fines County For Allowing Trump Rally, County Residents Strike Back, Pay Fine Via GoFundMe

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