Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Manheim, Pennsylvania this evening, the candidate’s final event of the week.
Trump will speak from the Spooky Nook Sports complex beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The rally can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
Trump’s Saturday rally comes at the end of a particularly difficult week for the campaign. On Monday, the first presidential debate was held at Hofstra University on Long Island, and the majority of scientific polls conducted afterwards showed that voters felt Hillary Clinton won.
In the days ahead, Trump attacked a former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado, for her weight after Hillary Clinton raised Machado’s name in the presidential debate. These attacks culminated in a 3:00 a.m. Twitter rant during which Trump smeared Machado by saying she had starred in a nonexistent sex tape.
Trump also said after the debate that he was proud of himself for not bringing up Bill Clinton’s sexual history, only for him and his aides to continue bringing up Bill Clinton’s sexual history for the rest of the week. And in an interview with The New York Times on Friday, he suggested he might not accept the legitimacy of the election’s results, even though he said during the debate that he would support Clinton if she was elected.
“We’re going to have to see,” he told the Times. “We’re going to see what happens. We’re going to have to see.”
Finally, Trump said in that New York Times interview that he can be nastier than Clinton could ever be, hinting at a more brutal performance during the second presidential debate on October 9th.
In Pennsylvania, Trump has been slowly catching up on his opponent, with Hillary Clinton only 2.4 points ahead in Real Clear Politics’ Pennsylvania polling average. Still, FiveThirtyEight forecasts that Hillary Clinton has a 74.1 percent chance of winning the state’s 20 electoral votes on November 8th. No Republican has carried Pennsylvania since George H.W. Bush in 1988.