Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a rally in Chester Township, Pennsylvania this evening.
Trump’s event will take place at Sun Center Studios beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. It can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
During the majority of Trump’s rallies this week, the candidate has been focusing on foreign policy and immigration, especially in response to the recent bombing in New York City.
“These attacks and many others were made possible because of our extremely open immigration system, which fails to properly vet and screen the individuals or families coming into our country,” he said this week.
However, the evidence currently suggests that Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspected perpetrator, was an American citizen who came to the United States as a child and who was later radicalized during trips to Afghanistan. Trump’s proposed vetting system, therefore, would not have prevented this attack from occurring.
Trump has not spoken at length about the recent unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina and Tulsa, Oklahoma after two police shootings, though he may go into more detail today after the situation escalated on Wednesday night. Although the Republican candidate typically comes to the defense of police in these situations, he said on Wednesday that he was “very troubled” by what happened.
“I must tell you, I watched the shooting in particular in Tulsa and that man was hands up, that man went to the car – hands up – put his hand on the car,” Trump said. “To me, it looked like he did everything you’re supposed to do. And he looked like a really good man. And maybe I’m a little clouded because I saw his family talking about him after the fact, but he looked like somebody who was doing what they were asking him to do.”
In Pennsylvania, where Trump holds his rally today, Hillary Clinton is currently ahead in the polls, leading Trump by 6.6 points in Real Clear Politics’ polling average. FiveThirtyEight forecasts that Clinton has a 69 percent chance of winning the state in November.
However, in recent days Trump has been catching up in some other key states, such as Ohio, Florida and North Carolina. FiveThirtyEight forecast on August 10th that Hillary Clinton had an 85.2 percent chance of winning the election, but now that number has dropped to 58.8 percent.