Hispanic Chamber Criticizes Trump for Backing Out of Event

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce says in statement Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s decision to cancel Oct. 8 Q&A session “only deepens our community’s already negative perceptions of him.”

  • Trump withdrew because he “was unwilling to abide by the terms and conditions” of event, chamber says
    • “Withdrawing from the Q&A can only suggest that Trump himself believes his views are indefensible before a Hispanic audience”
  • Trump tells CNN that he never accepted invitation to appear at event
  • Hispanic Chamber CEO Javier Palomarez met with Trump on Sept. 1; Palomarez told CNN at that meeting Trump committed to participating in Q&A
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