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Nixed messages: Trump not making Phoenix campaign stop — or is he?

  • Trump shakes hands with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a March rally in Fountain Hills, Ariz.
    Miguel Otárola/Cronkite News Trump shakes hands with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a March rally in Fountain Hills, Ariz.

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was scheduled to hold a campaign rally next week in Phoenix. Friday, his campaign cancelled that event. Later in the day, Trump tweeted that he would make an appearance in Arizona on Wednesday.

Trump had been slated to hold a rally Wednesday at a hotel in downtown Phoenix. Earlier in the week, his campaign said that the Republican would be making a policy speech about immigration — a topic that Trump has been sending mixed messages on over the past several days.

Then the campaign said that Trump would hold a Republican "unity" event the day after Arizona's primary election.

Friday afternoon, a campaign spokesman said that the event had been cancelled entirely.

Just a couple of hours later, Trump tweeted that he "Will be in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday. Changing venue to much larger one. Demand is unreal. Polls looking great! #ImWithYou."

Trump has called off other events over the past week, including a scheduled rally in Las Vegas, and a public event in Colorado.

Trump led Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the latest poll of Arizona voters, although his lead was inside the margin of error. Other recent polls showed Clinton leading in what has been a reliably Republican state for presidential candidates since Bill Clinton won Arizona in his 1996 re-election.

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