Trump says canceled Arizona event moving to larger venue
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Overnight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul MORE's campaign has canceled a planned speech in Arizona that was previously expected to clarify his immigration policies, according to reports

Trump said in a tweet that he would still be in Phoenix next Wednesday but is looking for a larger venue. 

"Will be in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday. Changing venue to much larger one. Demand is unreal. Polls looking great!" he wrote Friday evening.

Trump's Arizona state chair said shortly before that the Phoenix appearance was postponed.

“We have postponed next Wednesday’s visit, but we look forward to having another Arizona event scheduled soon," Brian Seitchik said, according to the Arizona Republic.


Trump, the GOP’s presidential nominee, had planned on holding the rally Aug. 31 at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, with 500 tickets available. 

Trump aides told the Arizona Republic on Wednesday that his speech would outline his immigration policy, but quickly backtracked and said he may address the issue but would focus on party unity. 

Previously Trump had planned to give an immigration speech this past Thursday in Colorado, but it was postponed, and rallies in Las Vegas and Portland, Ore., were also canceled.  

Trump’s team said changes to all three events stem from the businessman’s visit to Louisiana after it was struck with intense flooding earlier this month. 

Trump has been fielding an onslaught of questions over the past week about his stance on immigration after he seemed to step back from his previous call for a swift deportation of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

“There certainly can be a softening because we’re not looking to hurt people,” Trump said on Fox News Tuesday.

His comments dominated headlines this week. In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper Thursday, Trump stood by his intent to build a wall on the Mexican border and deport "the bad dudes" shortly after taking office but was unclear on what he would do about illegal immigrants who have lived peacefully in the U.S. for years. 

He did say there will be no path to citizenship for such people unless they leave the U.S. and reenter through legal channels.