UPDATED: AFL-CIO Leaders Ban Members From Meeting With Donald Trump at Border – TRUMP RESPONDS
Donald Trump will still visit the border here despite reports that the branch of the Border Patrol union that invited him backed out, Trump’s campaign said.
The Laredo local of the National Border Patrol Council said it’s no longer hosting the Republican presidential candidate, who the chapter had invited to tour the border.
“As Local 2455, our intentions to meet with Mr. Trump was to provide a ‘Boots on the Ground’ perspective to not only Mr. Trump, but to the media that would be in attendance at this event,” Hector Garza, the Laredo union’s president, said in a statement posted online. “Just to be clear, an endorsement was never discussed for any presidential candidate. Local 2455 does not endorse candidates for any political office.”
UPDATE: Donald Trump posted this response.