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Trump’s Miami roundtable for Hispanics isn’t happening Tuesday

Donald Trump rallies supporters at Trump National Doral golf resort in October.
Donald Trump rallies supporters at Trump National Doral golf resort in October. adiaz@miamiherald.com

Eager to show Hispanic outreach, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign announced over the weekend that he’d be back in Miami this week, holding a roundtable with community leaders.

Turns out, he’s not.

“The participants that were supposed to be part of the original roundtable are not in town,” Trump national political adviser Karen Giorno told the Miami Herald on Monday. “We’re going to wait until we can get them.”

The original roundtable was supposed to take place before last week’s Republican nominating convention, but it was put off after the Dallas police shootings. Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, spoke to Hispanic pastors, activists and politicians on a conference call instead.

The biggest name who had planned to attend Trump’s July 8 roundtable was U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Rubio’s schedule has him fundraising in Boca Raton and Chicago on Tuesday.

Trump still plans to be in South Florida for a Tuesday evening fundraiser at his Trump National Doral golf resort. Demonstrators from United Families, a group representing immigrants in the country illegally, intend to protest outside.

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