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Donald Trump at a rally at Manchester Community College on Wednesday June 17

Jul 9, 2015 2:05 PM

First on NH1 News: Trump to hold event in Laconia when he returns next Thursday

NH1 Political Director - NH1.com

CONCORD – When Donald Trump returns to New Hampshire next week, he’ll head to the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee.

NH1 News learned Thursday that the Republican presidential candidate will hold a rally next Thursday (July 16) at 6:30pm at the Weirs Beach Community Center in Laconia.

This will be the real estate mogul and reality TV star’s third trip to the first-in-the-nation primary state since launching his White House campaign at Trump Tower in New York City on June 17. Trump held a rally at Manchester Community College hours after announcing his bid, and he returned for a house party in Bedford at the home of Kathy and Bill Van Anglen on June 30.

Trump’s been in the spotlight since his launch, but not for his rising poll numbers. During his launch speech he made some controversial comments regarding Mexican immigrants in the United States. That evening the rally in Manchester, Trump repeated the controversial language, saying “I have so many friends that are Mexicans. But the people who are coming into our country are in many cases brutal. You’ve the drugs guys, you’ve got rapists, you’ve got killers.”

Since then Trump’s repeatedly stood by his language. Some in the party, including rivals for the GOP nomination, have severely criticized Trump for his language regarding Mexicans.

Pataki wants to debate Trump on immigration "mano a mano"

Trump Thursday released a “Women for Trump” coalition, which included 160 members from all ten of the Granite State’s counties.

Trump's campaign called it "another sign that the Donald J. Trump for President campaign is the top tier GOP campaign.”

Weare GOP chair Lori Davis, a co-chair of the new coalition, said Trump “isn’t afraid to tell the truth. Former state rep. Paula Johnson, another coalition co-chair, added that Trump will “create jobs and solve the immigration crisis.”

News of the coalition was first reported by veteran New Hampshire political reporter John DiStaso.


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