Fans can watch livestreaming video below of Donald Trump’s April 2 rallies in Wisconsin and see if his campaign can overcome what was a difficult week and regain momentum ahead of Tuesday’s critical primary.
Trump suffered a series of high-profile setbacks this week as opposition to his campaign grows. Polls now show that Ted Cruz has taken a lead in Wisconsin, but Trump is hoping that a trio of Saturday rallies in Wisconsin can help build enthusiasm and momentum headed toward the voting on Tuesday.
Video of Donald Trump’s rally in Racine can be found below. It is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET.
Live video of Trump’s Wausau rally can be found below. It will start at 4 p.m. ET.
Donald Trump’s final rally from April 2 will take place in Eau Claire, starting at 8 p.m. ET. Full video can be found below.
The April 2 rallies could be critical for Donald Trump, giving him a chance to bring his message directly to the voters after a week in which opponent from both sides of the political spectrum sharpened their attacks against him. As ABC News noted, some groups have seized on Trump’s comments that women who get abortions should be punished if the procedure was outlawed.
“Planned Parenthood teamed up with a pro-Clinton PAC to release a ‘five-figure digital ad’ against Trump in light of the comments about abortion,” the report noted. “Clinton’s team also released a different anti-Trump video to their ‘online supporters.’ Separately, a pro-immigration group called FWD.us released an online ad attacking both Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz.”
— Kit Daniels (@KitDaniels1776) April 2, 2016
Donald Trump has fought back, releasing his own one-minute ad.
“I just wanted to talk to the people of Wisconsin because there’s so much misinformation that’s being put out there about me,” Trump said.
But the April 2 rallies will be his loudest message in the state. Opponents have already spent a combined $3.8 million on advertising in Wisconsin, while Trump’s campaign has spent just $430,000 on advertising.
Those who watch Donald Trump’s Wisconsin rallies live online will likely see more defense from the Republican frontrunner, who has found himself in an unfamiliar position in the Badger State. Though Trump has mostly dominated Ted Cruz and the Republican field this election, polls now show that Cruz has a double-digit lead in Wisconsin.
— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) April 1, 2016
While Donald Trump has been able to tap into the frustrations of Republican voters who are fed up with the way things work in Washington and even with their own party, experts say that sentiment isn’t as prevalent in Wisconsin.
“There certainly is a distrust of Washington, but there’s a realization that Republican leadership can work and can listen,” Matt Batzel, the executive director of the conservative American Majority, told National Journal. “So Trump’s message of cleaning house and trying to be a complete outsider rings a little bit hollow.”
Wisconsin is not expected to be a make-or-break state for the Republican primary, especially with more Trump-friendly states like the delegate-rich New York ahead, but a loss could put a dent into his status as frontrunner and could turn the momentum as the opposition to his campaign grows.
Viewers who miss the live streaming video of Donald Trump’s April 2 rallies in Wisconsin can watch full replays from Racine, Wausau, and Eau Claire at the embedded videos above.
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