Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado this afternoon, his first of two back-to-back events in the state.
Trump will speak from the Norris-Penrose Event Center beginning at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time. It can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
Directly after this Colorado Springs rally, Trump will head over to Grand Junction for a second event. These are his last two rallies prior to the third presidential debate tomorrow, with his Tuesday evening and all of Wednesday being set aside presumably for debate prep. Prior to each debate, Donald Trump has been active on the campaign trail until the day before the event, while Hillary Clinton has generally taken several days off to prepare. Trump typically mocks Clinton for doing this prep, speculating that she’s just home sleeping or that she’s hiding from the press.
Although Trump’s aides and surrogates have been increasingly stating that they want Trump to pivot and focus on the issues, the Republican candidate has spent much of his past few rallies dedicated to attacking the women who have accused him of sexual assault and to complaining that the media is ganging up against him. He has also been saying that the election will be rigged and that large-scale voter fraud may prevent him from winning in November.
There is no evidence of this kind of large-scale voter fraud, and many of Trump’s fellow Republicans have been begging him to stop using this language. In particular Marco Rubio, who has endorsed Trump, recently spoke out against these claims of the election being rigged.
“This election is not being rigged,” Rubio said on Monday, according to CNN. “There is no evidence behind any of this, so this should not continue to be said.”
In Colorado, where Trump pays a visit today, the Republican candidate is behind Hillary Clinton by an average of 9.0 percentage points, according to Real Clear Politics.