Nevada governor: 'Unconscionable' for Trump to suggest Reno's COVID-19 surge unit 'fake'
Added 12-01-20 03:58:02pm EST - “Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) on Tuesday issued a scathing statement after President Trump suggested in a tweet that a Reno hospital's overflow coronavirus unit in a parking garage was "fake."” - Thehill.com
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Nevada Gov. Steve SisolakSteve SisolakHouse Democrat tests positive for COVID-19 day after her mother's death Nevada Supreme Court unanimously approves Biden win Nevada governor orders 3-week statewide 'pause,' issues stronger requirements for businesses MORE (D) on Tuesday issued a scathing statement after President TrumpDonald John TrumpGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump MORE suggested in a tweet that a Reno hospital’s overflow coronavirus unit in a parking garage was “fake.”
Trump retweeted an account called NetworkinVegas.com, which claimed that the picture of a doctor inside the hospital setup was “fake” because patients were not visible and unused beds were in the background.
"Fake election results in Nevada, also!" Trump tweeted, an apparent reference to him losing the state to President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Senate approves two energy regulators, completing panel Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race MORE last month.
“His consistent misleading rhetoric on COVID-19 is dangerous and reckless, and today's implication that Renown's alternate care site is a ‘fake hospital’ is among the worst examples we've seen,” Sisolak wrote.
“Every day, their health care workers mask up, go to work, and care for Nevadans most in need,” he wrote. “They too live in fear of becoming infected and brining this virus back home to their families, yet they have sat at bedsides holding the hands of patients so they wouldn't have to be alone. They aren't liars, as the President implied — they are heroes.”
Fake election results in Nevada, also! https://t.co/l8MDOSlqQ7— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2020
Today, I issued the following statement in response to a tweet from President Trump, where he agrees with the false claim that Renown Hospital’s alternate care site is “fake.”— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) December 1, 2020
My full statement is below: pic.twitter.com/6G1GqvDdRr
I call on all leaders throughout Nevada - regardless of political affiliation - to join me in condemning the President's attacks on the integrity of our healthcare workers.— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) December 1, 2020
As my 1st clinical week in the COVID ICU at Renown @renownhealth I want to thank all the incredible staff who are Fighting the Good Fight to help all those suffering from COVID-19. With 5 deaths in the last 32 hours, everyone is struggling to keep their head-up. Stay strong. pic.twitter.com/pHLp4PPzA6— Jacob Keeperman (@critcare_airems) November 29, 2020
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