Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Cleveland, Ohio this afternoon.
Trump’s event will take place at the Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy beginning at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. It can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
This will be Trump’s first appearance since he participated in MSNBC’s Commander-in-Chief forum on Wednesday evening. During that event, the Republican nominee received widespread criticism for praising Russian president Vladimir Putin and implying he prefers Putin to President Barack Obama.
“Certainly, in that system, he’s been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader,” Trump said. “We have a divided country.”
When moderator Matt Lauer pointed out that Putin has invaded neighboring countries and supports Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, Trump said that Barack Obama is just as bad.
“Do you want me to start naming some of the things Obama does at the same time,” Trump asked Lauer.
Trump has stopped in Ohio quite frequently over the past few months, as it is one of the most important states in the 2016 election. Clinton is currently ahead in the polls in that state, but not by much; Real Clear Politics‘ polling average has her with a lead of 3.3 percentage points, with one recent poll showing Trump and Clinton tied.