U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, was also not with Trump. His spokeswoman said Portman had hoped to go but it depended on his Senate schedule. However, tweets posted on Thursday showed Portman at a Christmas Party with other Republicans in Columbus.
Portman initially endorsed Trump but revoked it after a hot mic video emerged in which Trump made crude comments about kissing and groping women against their will.
Trump’s rally was at U.S. Bank Arena downtown, 100 Broadway St., the site of one of Trump’s largest Ohio rallies in the final weeks of the campaign.