Viewers can watch the Donald Trump rally from Bethpage, New York, live online and see if his campaign can regain momentum after Tuesday’s stinging loss in Wisconsin.
Trump was defeated by Ted Cruz in the Badger State, a loss that could put him off pace for the 50 percent delegate threshold Trump would need to avoid a contested Republican National Convention and the prospect that he could have the nomination seized away. Trump will now turn his attention to New York, his home state, and his best chance to take back the momentum Cruz won away this week.
Viewers can watch Donald Trump’s rally from Bethpage in the live streaming video embedded below.
Trump will speak before a crowd of 12,000 in Long Island, an area believed to be a stronghold for the real estate magnate. He will be looking to win New York by a wide margin later this month, which would put him back on pace for the nomination. The numbers show that he’s on the way to a big win.
A recent poll of the Empire State found that Trump is far ahead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich and crushing Cruz, The Hill noted.
“A Monmouth University survey released Wednesday shows Trump taking 52 percent support, followed by Kasich at 25 percent. Ted Cruz has 17 percent. The April 19 primary in New York will go a long way toward determining whether Trump can reach the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the GOP nomination outright and avoid a contested convention.”
“At Trump’s current level of support, he’s on pace to take a strong majority of the state’s 95 delegates, and it appears that he may run the board.”
The loss in Wisconsin had capped what was a dismal two-week stretch for the Trump campaign. His poll numbers have slipped amid a number of controversies, from his campaign manager facing battery charges for his handling of a female reporter to Trump’s comments that he would punish women who get abortions if it were made illegal.
At the same time, many conservatives have ramped up their attacks on Trump, especially in Wisconsin. He faced a difficult interview with influential conservative radio host Charlie Sykes, who called out Trump for his attack on Ted Cruz’s wife. After an anti-Trump PAC (Political Action Committee) ran an ad in Utah showing naked modeling pictures of Trump’s wife, Melania, the real estate mogul responded by tweeting an unflattering picture of Cruz’s wife, Heidi.
Sykes wasn’t happy with Trump’s excuse that Cruz started it.
“If you stand up there and you say, ‘Folks let me just say this: I’m running for president, Ted Cruz is running for president, let’s leave our wives out of it. Both of us have married intelligent, beautiful women and from now on we are not going to be talking about one another’s wives,’ people in Wisconsin will love that, Mr. Trump,” he said (via the New York Times).
But Trump has a chance to turn the tide in New York. Patrick Murray, Monmouth University’s pollster, said Trump is on pace to “walk away with nearly all of New York State’s delegates.” And New York’s Republicans seem unfazed by the controversies that have hurt Trump elsewhere. A majority — 57 percent in all — told Monmouth that his controversial remarks will have no impact on how they vote in the primary.
Those who miss the live streaming video of Donald Trump’s April 6 rally in Bethpage, New York, will be able to catch the full replay at the link above.
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