Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Prescott Valley, Arizona this afternoon.
Trump’s event will take place at the Prescott Valley Event Center beginning at 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time. It can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
This is Trump’s third event of the week, having previously held two rallies in Colorado on Monday. During both of those speeches, Trump responded to The New York Times’ recent report that he may have not paid federal income taxes in 18 years. Trump said that this is just an example of him using the tax code to his advantage, calling himself brilliant for doing so.
“I have legally used the tax laws to my benefit and to the benefit of my company,” he said. “I have brilliantly used those laws.”
Meanwhile, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has criticized Trump for these comments, saying that they imply those who do pay federal income taxes are suckers. Trump said on Monday that the tax code is so complicated that few people understand it, but because he does, he’s the right man to fix it.
This is also Donald Trump’s last event prior to the vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Virginia. For 90 minutes on Tuesday evening, Trump and Clinton’s running mates, Mike Pence and Tim Kaine, will go head-to-head on the issues. It’s expected that they will focus primarily on Trump and Clinton rather than actually attacking one another.
Trump currently has a slight lead over Hillary Clinton in the Arizona polls, ahead of her by 1.6 points in Real Clear Politics’ polling average. The last Democrat to win the state of Arizona was Bill Clinton in 1996, and FiveThirtyEight forecasts that Trump has a 64.9 percent chance of winning Arizona.