DORAL — A small group of protestors — organizers promised it would grow — gathered Tuesday afternoon outside Trump National Doral golf resort, west of Miami, where the guy who runs the place, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, was set to hold a private, no-press fundraising reception and dinner Tuesday night.
Not on hand: Gov. Rick Scott.
Announcements of the event list an organizing committee that includes the governor, who has endorsed the businessman and part-time Palm Beacher and who spoke for him at last week’s GOP convention in Cleveland.
But Melissa Stone, Scott’s political spokeswoman, said Tuesday he never was set to attend; he had a conflict from the start.
Trump had also hoped Tuesday to hold a roundtable with Hispanic leaders but wasn’t able to make it happen, his campaign said.
The event, set for July 8 at Miami’s legendary Versailles restaurant, was canceled at the last minute because of the previous evening’s assassination of five police officers in Dallas. The campaign tried to reschedule it for Tuesday, but wasn’t able to synchronize with all the leaders on short notice. Trump’s campaign said he will try again at another date.
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