The coronavirus pandemic has fortunately gotten more stable due to the social distancing rules and stay-at-home orders that were put in place to stop the spread of the virus. But states are now desperate to open businesses back up, which could lead to the pandemic turning for the worse, according to health experts.
Donald Trump appears to think that opening places where there would be mass gatherings would be an advisable thing to do.
According to CNN, Trump has been urging Nevada’s Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak to reopen the Las Vegas Strip — where his family owns property.
Trump, who owns Trump International Hotel Las Vegas near the city’s famed Strip, asked Sisolak whether he had made a decision on opening his state “and the Strip, etc., etc., with all your hotels.”
Sisolak told the president that casino management was “very concerned about doing it right,” and assured Trump that he was working closely with “our mutual friend Sheldon Adelson” on a plan for reopening the state’s gaming industry.
“We want to welcome everybody back to Las Vegas at the right time,” Sisolak said. “We’re getting there.”
Trump seemed to love the idea of reopening Las Vegas, calling it “a big thing.”