Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Melbourne, Florida this evening.
Trump’s event will take place at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. It can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
This will be the Republican candidate’s first rally in three days, and his first following Monday night’s presidential debate. During the event, Trump had difficulty staying on message, frequently getting off topic, interrupting his opponent, and plugging his new hotel.
Not long after the debate ended, Trump and his surrogates began to produce excuses for his performance, with Trump complaining that he had a defective microphone and then saying that the moderator, Lester Holt, was “very unfair.” Hours earlier, Trump said that Holt did “a great job.”
Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani also said on Monday night that the Republican candidate should skip the next two debates.
“If I were Donald Trump I wouldn’t participate in another debate unless I was promised that the journalist would act like a journalist and not an incorrect, ignorant fact checker,” Giuliani said, according to Politico. “The moderator would have to promise that there would be a moderator and not a fact checker and in two particular cases an enormously ignorant, completely misinformed fact checker.”
Giuliani went on to say that Holt is an example of the left-wing media, although the NBC Nightly News host is a registered Republican.
Hillary Clinton also gets back on the campaign trail today, holding a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina. It’s in this state that Trump has been catching up on Clinton, recently overtaking her in Real Clear Politics’ polling average. FiveThirtyEight currently forecasts that Trump has a 60.1 percent chance of winning North Carolina; at this time in August, Clinton had a 64.9 percent chance of winning the state.