As the Democratic National Convention continues in Philadelphia, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver remarks Wednesday morning in Doral, Florida. The blustery Trump now officially has an opponent, as the Democrats formally nominated Hillary Clinton Tuesday night.
Doral, just outside of Miami, is home to Trump's luxury golf course Trump National Doral. He's expected to begin speaking at about 10:30 a.m. EDT. You can watch online by clicking here or simply scroll down to the bottom of this post, where the video is embedded.
Trump hosted a fundraiser Tuesday night at his swank golf club. But outside the club protesters railed against his stances on immigration. Trump has famously claimed he would build a massive wall along the U.S.-Mexico border as president. Trump — who claimed Mexico was sending rapists and criminals to America — has also said he would deport undocumented immigrants as well as their children.
“He just traffics in the politics of fear and divisiveness and we need somebody to bring us together,” protestor Bud Conlin told WFOR‑TV, a CBS affiliate in Miami. The protesters reportedly presented a fake bill for Trump's "Wall of Shame," as Trump's fundraiser took place.
"His rhetoric is unacceptable. It’s not okay for a president running in 2016 to say such despicable things about immigrants, about women, about minorities, people of color," protester Daniela Ferrera told WFOR-TV.
Before arriving in Florida, Trump campaigned in North Carolina, a state currently considered up-for-grabs in the general election matchup between Trump and Clinton.
"I'm going to be in North Carolina so much that you're going to get so sick and tired of me," Trump told a crowd at a fairground in the Tar Heel state Monday, via USA Today. "We've got to win North Carolina," he said.
After seeing a post-GOP-convention bump in the polls, Trump holds a slight edge over Clinton nationally, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.