As Hillary Clinton prepares to accept the Democratic Party’s nomination Thursday evening, rival Republican nominee Donald Trump is spending the day out on the trail campaigning in Iowa.
Trump will take part at a rally in Davenport, Iowa, at the Adler Theater. The event is scheduled to being at 4:00 p.m. EDT and a live stream of the rally is available here.
While Trump looks to win over voters in the Hawkeye state, his running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be campaigning in Michigan. Trump is scheduled to make stops in Colorado Friday as the Republican nominee looks to shore up support only four months before voters head to the polls.
Both Iowa and Michigan voted for President Barack Obama in 2012 and in 2008 and could be key states for both candidates come November. Thursday’s appearances in Iowa mark the first time Trump has returned to the state since he clinched the Republican nomination. During the primary season, Trump came in second place in the Iowa caucus losing to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
Trump’s busy campaign schedule comes amid renewed controversy over remarks made by the New York businessman on Wednesday. Following revelations that the Democratic National Committee was hacked likely by Russia, Trump implied that he wanted Russia to find additional emails and correspondence related to Clinton’s time as secretary of state.
“Russia if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press,” he said.
Trump seemingly walked back the suggestion Thursday morning when he appeared on the program “Fox and Friends.”
“Of course, I’m being sarcastic,” Trump said. “But you have 33,000 emails deleted, and the real problem is what was said in those emails from the Democratic National Committee. You take a look at what was said in those emails – it’s disgraceful. It’s disgraceful.”