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Trump plans Fresno campaign stop for Friday morning

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. AP

Donald Trump is coming to Fresno.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is scheduled to hold a rally at Selland Arena at 10 a.m. Friday. Doors open at 7 a.m.

The announcement on the Trump campaign website said originally that the event would be at Fresno Convention Center. The location was clarified Wednesday morning.

His visit comes just four days after former President Bill Clinton came to Fresno to stump for his wife, Hillary, who is the Democratic presidential front-runner.

Clinton still has a battle for the party nomination, fending off Sen. Bernie Sanders. Trump is the only Republican candidate officially in the race. He still lacks the delegates to officially win the nomination. Trump has 1,169 delegates and needs 1,237 to capture the GOP nomination.

Washington held its Republican primary Tuesday, then California and four other states follow June 7. Washington’s 44 delegates will not be enough to put Trump over the top, leaving California and the other June 7 primaries to play that likely role.

The Fresno stop comes between Butte, Mont. (4 p.m. Thursday) and San Diego (2 p.m. Friday).

Those interested in attending can sign up for tickets on Trump’s website. No other details about the Fresno stop were immediately available.

Trump came to Fresno in 2007 to check out Running Horse, the failing golf course project in west Fresno.

After two months of talks with city leaders, Trump’s interest waned amid differences over price, financing and land acquisition, and the project went bust.

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