Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Greenville, North Carolina this evening, his second event of the day.
The event will take place at the Greenville Convention Center starting at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, although Trump often takes the stage later than originally scheduled. It can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
Earlier in the day, Trump held a town hall in Virginia Beach, where he discussed veteran’s issues. During the event, Trump talked about the Iran nuclear deal among other topics, saying that Iran was not a threat to the United States prior to the deal being made. He also said that they are now a power because of America’s actions.
“But don’t forget, this was a deal – this was a deal that crooked Hillary Clinton wanted,” Trump said. “She wanted this deal. This was a very important deal. And she wanted that deal, and most people don’t even get it.”
North Carolina is a crucial swing state in the 2016 election. From 1980 to 2008, the state voted for the Republican candidate in every single election, but Barack Obama was able to win it in 2008. In 2012, the state went red again, voting for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama by two percentage points.
Hillary Clinton is currently ahead in the polls in North Carolina, but it’s rather close, with Clinton beating Trump by just 1.2 points in Real Clear Politics’ polling average. A recent poll from Emerson showed Trump ahead of Clinton by two points in the state, 45 percent to 43 percent. FiveThirtyEight currently calculates that Hillary Clinton has a 52.8 percent chance of winning North Carolina.