UPDATE: 1:50 p.m. EDT — Donald Trump's New Hampshire has been delayed. It is unclear when the event will begin. Media is standing by on location. A live stream link can be found below.
Original Story —Donald Trump, facing tough polling that shows him behind Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, will attempt Thursday to attract more voters ahead of the fast approaching general election this November. To do so, he is scheduled to hold a campaign rally in a state that was pretty good to him in the primaries.
At 1:00 p.m. EDT, Trump is expected to speak in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he is likely to continue his hard press on Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state and the alleged access donors to her family's foundation received while she was calling the shots at the State Department. You can watch Trump’s speech live here.
Trump has had an interesting week. The billionaire floated Wednesday potentially reversing some of his immigration proposals, a major galvanizing issue during the primaries that played a part in elevating him to the top of a large and competitive Republican field. Trump, who has called Mexicans “rapists” and “criminals”, said on Fox News that he’s considering letting some undocumented immigrants stay in the country, but wouldn’t support a pathway to citizenship. They’d have to pay taxes and back taxes, he said. Trump previously proposed deporting all of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
“When I look at the rooms and I have this all over, now everybody agrees we get the bad ones out," Trump said. "But when I go through and I meet thousands and thousands of people on this subject...they've said, Mr. Trump, I love you, but to take a person that has been here for 15 or 20 years and throw them and the family out, it's so tough, Mr. Trump.”
Undocumented immigrants already pay taxes, they just don’t receive the same benefits of citizens. A study posted this year by the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, a non-partisan economic think-tank in Washington, D.C., found that the population pays billions every year in income, property, sales and excise taxes.
Whether or not he speaks about immigration, he’s almost certain to mention the Clinton Foundation. A recent report found that Clinton appeared to be much more likely to take meetings with major donors to her foundation during her stint at the State Department. Clinton’s critics, including Trump, say she effectively sold access as the highest diplomat in the country or, at the very least, it appears that she did so.