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Trump Declined to Speak to Black Groups

Donald Trump declined invitations to speak to high-profile black organizations, according to a New York Times report. Trump has mostly stuck with his strategy of speaking to crowds at various locations around the country, largely dismissing any black outreach efforts—despite blaming Democrats for economic issues in the black community. When he is invited to speak in front of various black groups, his campaign either does not respond or waits “until shortly before the events to say he would not be attending.” The organizations that have asked him to speak include the NAACP, National Urban League, and the National Association of Black Journalists. In some cases, the campaign waited until either the day before or a few days before the planned speaking engagements before declining the offers.