Trump drops event with black pastors after some object
JERSEY CITY - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled a press conference in which his campaign said he would be endorsed by as many as 100 black evangelical religious leaders. Many of those invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire businessman.
An Ohio pastor who has helped to arrange meetings between Trump and black religious leaders, Darrell Scott, blames a miscommunication. He says Trump's campaign thought the press conference scheduled Monday in New York was for an endorsement when it wasn't.
Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks says that Trump is still meeting privately with pastors on Monday before departing for a rally in Georgia.
Trump has been courting the support of evangelical black clergy members as he works to broaden his appeal.