Billionaire Donald Trump was set to appear on MSNBC Wednesday night at the exact time his competitors Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio were scheduled to appear live on CNN. Trump, the front-runner in the Republican race, was due to participate in a one-hour town hall in Charleston, South Carolina, at 8 p.m. EST.
If you're hoping to tune in, you can live-stream the MSNBC town hall event here.
MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are slated to moderate the Trump event, which follows an in-depth interview with Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 7 p.m. EST, according to a news release.
As of Wednesday morning, Trump was averaging a 17.5-point lead in South Carolina over the next-closest GOP candidate, according to RealClearPolitics. The real estate mogul had the support of about 35 percent of likely primary voters, while Cruz, Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush trailed him. Kasich and Carson were in fifth and sixth place, respectively.
The rankings were a little different nationally, but Trump was still dominating. The HuffPost Pollster showed the front-runner holding 38.8 percent of the vote. Following Trump were Cruz, Rubio, Carson, Bush and Kasich, in that order.
Voting stations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST Saturday in South Carolina as people decide who to support. The state is worth 50 delegates to the Republican National Convention later this year, and it could be particularly important for Trump because a big win "there will start to raise questions about where, if anywhere, he can be stopped," the Washington Post reported.
Trump was set to join Bush and Kasich Thursday night on CNN at another town hall event. Anchor Anderson Cooper will interview both groups of candidates for their "one last nationally televised chance to make their cases" before Saturday, according to the site.