Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania this morning, his first of two events on Tuesday.
Trump will speak from the DoubleTree by Hilton beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The rally can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
On Tuesday morning, Deputy Campaign Manager David Bossie said in an interview with ABC that Trump’s path to 270 electoral votes involves winning the state of Pennsylvania, or if not, winning one state that is currently leaning blue.
“We’re going to pick off something,” Bossie said.
This is necessary because even if Trump wins every single battleground state, including Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Nevada, and Iowa, he will still fall short of the 270 electoral votes needed to become president. To push him over the edge, he needs to win at least one state that is currently is Hillary Clinton’s corner. Some of Trump’s options include Pennsylvania, Virginia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Colorado, or a combination of New Hampshire and of Maine’s second congressional district.
The problem for the Trump campaign is that there’s only a week to go until the election, and Hillary Clinton is ahead by quite a bit in all of those states. In Pennsylvania specifically, Clinton maintains a lead of 6.0 percentage points, according to Real Clear Politics’ polling average.
Trump’s schedule for the final weeks of the election has been a combination of visits to swing states and visits to blue states that he’s hoping to turn red. That’s why he heads to Wisconsin later in the day on Tuesday, and he also recently held rallies in Virginia, Michigan, and Colorado.
Following that rally in Wisconsin on Tuesday evening, Trump will hold four consecutive rallies in Florida.