Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Henderson, Nevada this morning, just hours after the vice presidential debate.
Trump will speak from the Henderson Pavilion beginning at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. The speech can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
This will be Donald Trump’s first time speaking since Mike Pence and Tim Kaine went head-to-head in the first and only vice presidential debate. The majority of viewers indicated both in online and scientific polls that Mike Pence won, and this should give Trump some renewed energy after a difficult two weeks for the campaign.
However, some reports have suggested that Trump is unhappy that Pence did better than he did in his own debate and that Pence did not defend some of Trump’s past statements.
Pence’s debate performance was essentially the polar opposite of Donald Trump’s in that he was calm, collected, and unshakable despite Tim Kaine’s attempts to rattle him. On the other hand, Trump last week constantly took Hillary Clinton’s bait and got off on tangents that distracted from his message. So in the next few days, heading into the second presidential debate, Trump has to decide if he wants to double down on his own debate performance or attempt to emulate Pence’s.
At his rallies and in interviews, Trump has continued to insist that he won the first presidential debate, despite the fact that most scientific polls suggested Hillary Clinton won. It’s unclear if this is just an example of Trump refusing to admit defeat, or if he legitimately does not plan to course correct in time for the second debate on Sunday, October 9th.
Nevada is currently an extremely tight race, but Hillary Clinton has a slight lead over Donald Trump, ahead by 0.6 points in Real Clear Politics’ polling average. FiveThirtyEight currently forecasts that Hillary Clinton has a 63.3 percent chance of taking the state’s six electoral votes.