Trump holds outdoor rally in Las Vegas in scorching heat. His campaign calls for extra medicine and water

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Former president Donald Trump The campaign hired additional medical staff, staffed fans and water bottles and allowed supporters to carry umbrellas at an outdoor rally Sunday in Las Vegas, where temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 .8 degrees Celsius).

Trump returns to Nevadaone of the key battleground states in November’s election, for his second rally since being convicted in a secret money scandal. The unprecedented conviction of a former president has boosted Trump’s fundraising and galvanized his supporters, but it that remains to be seen whether it will influence influential voters.

Temperatures in the southwest have cooled since reaching historic highs late last week, but remain above normal for this time of year and are expected to exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) by the time Trump is expected to begin speaking around noon. His gathering takes place in a sparsely shaded park next to the airport.

Campaign organizers handed out bottles of water as supporters queued to be screened by security officers. Inside the venue, large misting fans, water pallets and cooling tents were placed around the perimeter. The clouds rolled in and a breeze picked up about two hours before Trump took the stage, bringing some semblance of relief from the oppressive sun.

“It’s a dry heat. “This is nothing to the people of Las Vegas,” said Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald. “But what this symbolizes for the rest of the United States is that we will go through hell” to elect Donald Trump.

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McDonald and five other Republicans were charged with submitting certificates to Congress falsely declaring Trump the winner of the 2020 presidential election in Nevada and their the trial was postponed see you next year.

The campaign funded additional EMS services on site in case of an emergency. The U.S. Secret Service will make an exception to allow people to bring personal water bottles and umbrellas. Food trucks sold shaved ice and oversized cups of lemonade.

During Trump rally in Arizona On Thursday, the Phoenix Police Department said 11 people were transported to hospitals, treated and released for heat exhaustion. Many Trump supporters waited in line for hours and some were unable to get in before the venue reached capacity. The temperature reached a record 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius) that day.

Trump’s rally in Nevada, his third in the state this year, comes at the end of a Western movement that included several high-dollar fundraisers where he was expected to raise millions of dollars.

Democrat Hillary Clinton won Nevada in 2016, as did the president Joe Biden In 2020, but Nevada was the only battleground state where Trump did better against Biden than Clinton. In the 2022 midterms, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, was the only incumbent governor who did not win the election.

Trump hopes his strength among working-class voters and growing interest among Latinos will push him to victory in the state.

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