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Mask-free thousands join Donald Trump at ‘illegal’ indoor rally

Covered: The mask wearers behind Trump PICTURE: GETTY

DONALD TRUMP defied his own government’s guidelines to hold an indoor rally in front of a packed and mostly mask-less crowd in Nevada.

Thousands gathered in Henderson, near Las Vegas, despite state laws deeming gatherings of 50 people or more illegal since May, in line with White House directives. And although the majority of his supporters chose not to cover up, those seated behind the US president had seemingly been told to do so as it would be their faces providing the backdrop on TV.

Uncovered: Most of the crowd didn’t don masks PICTURE: REUTERS

Mr Trump told the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper he was ‘not at all concerned’ about catching Covid-19 at the rally as he was ‘on a stage and it’s very far away’.