Trump to hold outdoor rally in Las Vegas in scorching heat. His campaign calls for additional medical staff and water

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Former president Donald Trump The campaign includes hiring additional medical staff, stocking up on fans and water bottles and allowing fans to carry umbrellas at an outdoor rally Sunday in Las Vegas, where temperatures are expected to exceed 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 say they will have enough bottled water to distribute to participants and that cooling tents will be set up throughout the venue. Mist fans will be distributed.

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.

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 Governor Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, was the only incumbent governor not to win re-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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