Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Toledo, Ohio this afternoon.
Trump’s event will take place at the Stranahan Theater beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. It can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
The Republican candidate last visited Ohio on September 14th, when he held a rally in Canton. He has also recently had events in Cleveland, Wilmington and Akron. The theater Trump is visiting today seats about 2,400 people, according to the Toledo Blade. Earlier in the day, Trump filmed a town hall event with Sean Hannity in Cleveland Heights.
In his rallies this week, Trump has not yet made reference to the recent police shootings and subsequent protests in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charlotte, North Carolina. On Wednesday morning, however, the candidate made brief reference to them on Twitter, calling the situations tragic while not getting into any more specifics. Trump in recent days has been focusing more on terrorism and foreign policy, talking about Saturday’s bombing in New York City.
Ohio is one of the key battleground states in the 2016 election, and Donald Trump is currently ahead in the state’s polls. Real Clear Politics’ polling average shows him ahead of Hillary Clinton by 1.2 points, 45.0 percent to 43.8 percent. FiveThirtyEight’s election forecast shows that Trump has a 60.1 percent chance of winning Ohio.
However, Hillary Clinton is still favored to win the election as a whole, holding a 57.1 percent chance of victory on FiveThirtyEight’s election forecast.