Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Novi, Michigan on Friday, his first visit to the state this month.
Trump’s event will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. It can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
Over the course of the past few days, Trump has been repeatedly stating that he won Monday’s presidential debate, pointing to various online polls and scolding some within his inner circle for saying that he gave a lackluster performance. On Thursday, Trump even said at a rally that he won the debate even though it was “rigged” against him.
“Then I had to put up with the anchor and fight the anchor on everything I said,” Trump said, referring to debate moderator Lester Holt. “What a rigged deal, I tell you, we are in such a rigged system. It is terrible. What’s going on in this country is so sad.”
This is wildly different from what Trump said immediately after the debate, telling reporters on Monday night that he thought Lester Holt’s questions were fair.
“I thought Lester did a great job. Honestly, I thought Lester did a great job,” Trump told CNN.
In Michigan, where Trump will be holding his rally today, Hillary Clinton is currently ahead in the polls, beating Trump by 5.3 points in Real Clear Politics’ polling average. No Republican has won Michigan since 1988, and FiveThirtyEight forecasts that Hillary Clinton has a 77.1 percent chance of securing the state’s 16 electoral votes in November.
Still, Trump’s team believes his economic proposals will appeal to Michigan voters and that he can turn the state red this year, and he has made multiple stops in the state over the past few months.
“We are receiving a great response from blue-collar workers throughout Michigan,” Scott Hagerstrom, Trump’s Michigan state director, recently told The Daily Caller. “His message resonates very well here, it resonates extremely well with the Reagan Democrats throughout the state.”