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Nevada governor condemns Trump's indoor campaign rally

Nevada governor Steve Sisolak (D) has publicly spoken out about Sunday's Trump campaign indoor rally in his state where Covid-19 regulations were hardly followed.

“He only cares about himself," so Sisolak about Trump. "He knew what the rules were. He chose to show callous disregard in a reckless, selfish irresponsible way. There's no other way to put it."

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Neil Young publishes open letter to Donald Trump
Neil Young performing with Paul McCartney on October 8, 2016
Neil Young performing with Paul McCartney on October 8, 2016 Credit: Raph_PH / Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Neil Young, who previously voiced his aversion over the president's usage of his music, has published an open letter to Donald Trump on the official Neil Young Archives website.

Young writes: "Dear Mr. President: Although I have repeatedly asked you to please not use my music because it indicates that I support your agenda, you have always played my songs anyway at your gatherings, with no regard for my rights, even calling me names on twitter. I did notice that you played my music at your latest rally in Dakota despite my previous requests."

Young, who has condemned Trump and his actions on multiple occasions, further states that he wouldn't sue Trump as he was in charge of the Covid-19 response and wouldn't want to distract him from "protecting and saving American lives". He ends the letter with the suggestion that Trump might listen to his song "Looking For a Leader 2020," as Young believes "it would be an interesting addition to your next rally."

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Covid-19 cases rise in Tulsa, Trump rally "likely contributed" according to health official
Donald Trump Travels to Tulsa, Oklahoma
Donald Trump Travels to Tulsa, Oklahoma Credit: Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour (Public Domain)

According to Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart, the county has reported over 500 new cases in the past days. He stated that it is "more than likely" that the Trump rally contributed to the spike in Covid-19 cases. Multiple people that worked around the rally have since then tested positive including eight Trump campaign advance staffers and two Secret Service agents.

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Trump campaign plans New Hampshire rally
Donald Trump at a "Keep America Great" rally at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona.
Donald Trump at a "Keep America Great" rally at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona. Credit: Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America / CC BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

The Trump campaign has scheduled a rally in New Hampshire on Saturday. In a statement, the campaign promised "there will be ample access to hand sanitizer and all attendees will be provided a face mask that they are strongly encouraged to wear." The rally will be taking place at an airplane hanger at the Portsmouth International Airport, with visitors inside the hangar.

"Trump is flying in for a political rally that will only further highlight the chaos he has caused," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley in a response to Trump's planned rally.

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Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain hospitalised with Covid-19 infection
Herman Cain speaking at a press conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 8, 2011
Herman Cain speaking at a press conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 8, 2011 Credit: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

Herman Cain, a 74-year-old American politician and former Republican presidential candidate, has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been hospitalised. The announcement was made on his official Twitter account, stating: "We are sorry to announce that Herman Cain has tested positive for COVID-19, and is currently receiving treatment in an Atlanta-area hospital." According to the statement, Cain tested positive on July 29 and needed to be hospitalised on July 1.

Cain had attended the Tulsa Trump rally on June 20 where six staff members who worked the event where tested positive for Covid-19.

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The Rolling Stones threaten Trump with legal action for unauthorised use of their music
The Rolling Stones live in concert in Paris, 2017
The Rolling Stones live in concert in Paris, 2017 Credit: Raph_PH / CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

The Rolling Stones have released a statement on Saturday, that the band are taking "further steps to exclude him using their songs at any of his future political campaigning". The Trump campaign previously used the Stones' song "You Can't Always Get What You Want" during their 2016 campaign, and again at last week's Tulsa Rally despite "cease & desist directives to Donald Trump in the past."

The band said they were working with the giant performing rights organization BMI and have notified the Trump campaign " that the unauthorized use of their songs will constitute a breach of its licensing agreement." According to BMI, there hasn't been a response from the Trump campaign yet.

Lifestyle • Religion
Dream City Church claims to have installed technology that "kills 99.9% of Covid-19"
Screenshots of @VaughnHillyard's Tweet, featuring the Dream City Church video
Screenshots of @VaughnHillyard's Tweet, featuring the Dream City Church video Credit: @VaughnHillyard via twitter

The Phoenix megachurch Dream City Church is set to host a Trump rally on Tuesday night. In a video shared by Vaughn Hillyard on Twitter, Pastor Barnett and CFO Brendon Zastrow claim that they had installed a technology in their church that "kills 99.9% of Covid-19 within 10 minutes". The technology named "Clean Air EXP", which was developed by members of the church, uses "ionization of the air" to take "particulates out". The church has since removed the video from its Instagram account.

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United States congressman launches investigation on why Nigel Farage was at Trump rally despite Covid-19 travel ban
Screenshot of Nigel Farage's Tweet, announcing his arrival in the United States
Screenshot of Nigel Farage's Tweet, announcing his arrival in the United States Credit: @nigel_farage via Twitter

The former member of the European Parliament and former leader of the UK Independence Party Nigel Farage has attended the Donald Trump Rally in Tulsa. United States congressman Bennie G Thompson who chairs the committee on homeland security has now requested all documents and information on why the politician has been allowed to travel to the United States despite the ban on all travel from the United Kingdom due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Farage had gotten an exception under the "national interest" clause.

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Tulsa rally attendance lower than expected; Trump mocks protestors, Coronavirus and Biden
Donald J. Trump holding a rally in Panama City Beach, Florida, on May 8, 2019
Donald J. Trump holding a rally in Panama City Beach, Florida, on May 8, 2019 Credit: Office of the President of the United States/Donald J. Trump / Public domain

Trump's first re-election campaign rally since March had lower attendance than expected. At least one-third of the BOK center in Tulsa remained empty and the outdoor venue saw so little people that Trump and Pence cancelled their appearance there.

At the rally, Trump touched on several topics. He falsely claimed protestors outside the BOK center were violent, saying "we had a bunch of maniacs come and sort of attack our city", but coverage showed hardly any interaction with Trump supporters and protestors.

Trump went on to describe Biden as a "helpless puppet of the radical left" and a "puppet for China". He further stated that he plans to "slow down testing" for Covid-19, which he referred to as "kung flu" and "China virus".

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Six Trump Campaign staffers working on Tulsa rally infected with Covid-19
Donald Trump at the Keep America Great rally in Fayetteville, NC on 9/9/2019
Donald Trump at the Keep America Great rally in Fayetteville, NC on 9/9/2019 Credit: Jackson A. Lanier / CC BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Six Trump Campaign staffers, who were working on the organisation of Trump's Tulsa rally, have been tested positive for Covid-19. According to Tim Murtaugh, communications director of the Trump Campaign, "quarantine procedures were immediately implemented" for affected staffers and everyone who had been in contact with them won't be attending the event.