Trump Tweets He'll Be In Arizona To Talk Immigration Wednesday At Phoenix Convention Center
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he’ll be in Arizona Wednesday to deliver a speech on illegal immigration. The weekend announcement came shortly after campaign officials said the event had been cancelled.
Trump tweeted Sunday that he'll deliver the immigration speech in Arizona, saying he’s expecting "Big crowds” and that he’s looking for a larger venue.
I will be making a major speech on ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION on Wednesday in the GREAT State of Arizona. Big crowds, looking for a larger venue.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2016
The candidate's website said the event will be at the Phoenix Convention Center at 6 p.m. Tickets are available to the public and doors open at 3 p.m.
Trump's position on whether or not to deport an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants has been unclear in recent days. He pledged months ago to have authorities carry out widespread deportations, but this past week sent mixed signals on whether he was shifting his stance on that.
The announcement on Sunday came after confusion in the last several days about whether Trump would come to Arizona. The campaign’s director in Arizona announced Friday that the event had been cancelled.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.