Following a tumultuous week, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to host a rally in Columbus, Ohio, Monday afternoon. The campaign announced the so-called town hall meeting in the swing state over the weekend.
The event is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. EDT and you can watch a live stream here, or simply scroll to the bottom of the page, where the video feed is embedded.
Ohio Trump supporters were apparently fired up for the event. Doors for the town hall were scheduled to open at noon, but supporters started lining up shortly after 4 a.m. Monday morning, WCMH-TV in Columbus reported.
Trump has had a controversial few days, continuing to rail against the parents of a fallen American soldier, who first criticized him at the Democratic National Convention last week. Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of Capt. Humayun Khan — a Muslim U.S. soldier who was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star after he sacrificed his life stopping a suicide bomber in Iraq — were one of the highlights at the Democratic convention in Philly, Khizr saying Trump "sacrificed nothing" while offering him his pocket Constitution since the nominee had likely never read the document.
Trump responded saying, "I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I’ve done ― I’ve had ― I’ve had tremendous success. I think I’ve done a lot," via the Huffington Post.
Trump ― who has proposed banning Muslims from entering the United States ― later attacked the mother of the fallen soldier, in a "reaction" that was "tinged with the stereotyping of Khan's Muslim family," CNN wrote.
"If you look at his wife, she was standing there," Trump told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on air. "She had nothing to say. She probably ― maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. You tell me. But plenty of people have written that."
Ghazala Khan wrote an opinion piece in response to Trump, saying she was not able to talk on stage because she was emotionally distraught about her fallen son, writing:
"Walking onto the convention stage, with a huge picture of my son behind me, I could hardly control myself. What mother could? Donald Trump has children whom he loves. Does he really need to wonder why I did not speak?"
Leaders on the left and in the GOP have condemned Trump, most recently Arizona Sen. John McCain, himself a war hero the Republican nominee criticized for getting caught as prisoner of war in Vietnam. Trump avoided service in the war with bone spurs.
It's likely the ongoing controversy will continue throughout Monday, and Trump may address it in his speech. After his town rally in Ohio he's scheduled to make his way to Pennsylvania, where he'll talk in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania around 7 p.m. EDT.