Las Vegas fines hotel for hosting Trump campaign event despite coronavirus order

Las Vegas fines hotel for hosting Trump campaign event despite coronavirus order
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The city of Las Vegas has fined a hotel for hosting a religious campaign event for President TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study MORE that broke Nevada's restrictions on large gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A mandate issued by Gov. Steve SisolakSteve SisolakUS officials warned Nevada not to use donated Chinese COVID-19 test: report Trump confirms another White House staffer tested positive for COVID-19 Trump says he's not worried about contracting coronavirus at rallies MORE (D) prohibits gatherings of more than 50 people in either indoor and outdoor areas.  

The group Evangelicals for Trump, however, held an event at the Ahern Hotel on Thursday with more than 500 attendees, The Associated Press reported. The event was reportedly headlined by the president's personal pastor Paula White.

Organizers told the AP that masks were required at the event, and a temperature check was conducted. Las Vegas spokesperson Jace Radke told the news wire that the organizers and the hotel owner were issued a citation from the city that included a $250 fine.

Per the AP, the Trump campaign has maintained that hotels can hold events at 50 percent capacity and aren't subject to gathering limits that have been placed on places of worship and other venues across the country during the pandemic.