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Donald Trump a no-show at meeting with business leaders at RNC

July 19,2016 23:13

According to Time, the group -- collectively known as the Trump Leadership Council -- was there to meet with the presumptive Republican nominee and advise him on business matters. All of the members have either already or were expected to donate ...

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Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump walks to the stage during first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016.

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- More than three dozen CEOs and executives gathered at FirstEnergy Stadium Tuesday morning for some face time with Donald Trump and left with only pictures of the field where the Cleveland Browns play.
According to Time, the group -- collectively known as the Trump Leadership Council -- was there to meet with the presumptive Republican nominee and advise him on business matters. All of the members have either already or were expected to donate money to the Trump campaign.
From Time's story:
"The group of 40 from companies such as Continental Resources, BNSF Railway and C Spire mingled with Republican members of Congress around breakfast tables set up on one of the stadium's concourses. The Republican representatives addressed the group, ostensibly stalling for Trump. Rep. Tom Price from Georgia mentioned the plagiarism scandal over Trump's wife Melania's speech the evening before. Price blamed the liberal media, who he said, had made the whole thing up, according to people present.
Trump, however, was a no-show. The real estate mogul, who is largely expected to wrap up the nomination tonight, apparently flew back to New York last night.
More from Time: "[Trump's] leadership council is one of his main fundraising initiatives, though it is still nascent. And Trump's no-show on Tuesday underlined to at least a few council members that he doesn't view meeting with them as a priority."
Trump is expected to return to Cleveland on Wednesday.

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