Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Panama City, Florida this evening in the midst of a growing GOP civil war.
Trump’s event will take place at Aaron Bessant Park beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. It can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
Tuesday’s rally is being held hours after Trump began to wage war on House Speaker Paul Ryan on Twitter, spending several hours tweeting in response to Ryan’s recent statement that he would no longer campaign with Trump. The Republican nominee for president called Ryan “weak” and “ineffective,” complaining that it’s difficult to win without no support from his party.
Trump went on to say that the Republican party in general is disloyal and that without their support, he has now had his shackles taken off.
During two back-to-back rallies in Pennsyvalia on Monday, Trump did vaguely reference Paul Ryan, saying, “Isn’t it really sad that we don’t have stronger leadership on both sides?” But if this Twitter tirade is any indication, Trump will almost certainly go after Ryan even harder in Panama City tonight.
Trump is also still under fire for the audio tape released last week that showed the Republican nominee bragging about being able to sexually assault women. Since then, he has continued to dismiss this as locker room talk. In fact, Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani joked about the leaked tape while introducing Trump at a rally on Monday.
“Boy that is as phony as…I can’t say the word because I have to be nice,” Giuliani said. “I might say it back in the locker room.”
According to Real Clear Politics’ polling average, Hillary Clinton is currently ahead of Donald Trump in Florida by 2.9 points.