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Donald Trump coming to Hickory on Monday

Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the International Exposition Center March 12, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Donald Trump is under fire from rivals who blamed his incendiary rhetoric for a violent outbreak Friday between protesters and supporters at the Republican frontrunner's rally in Chicago.
Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the International Exposition Center March 12, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Donald Trump is under fire from rivals who blamed his incendiary rhetoric for a violent outbreak Friday between protesters and supporters at the Republican frontrunner's rally in Chicago. AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a campaign event at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory on Monday.

Trump’s campaign on Friday requested to use the university’s P.E. Monroe Auditorium at 10 a.m. Monday, the university said in a statement on its website.

The campaign added the appearance to its website on Saturday afternoon and said doors will open at 7 a.m to Monday’s event. Tickets are available online at www.donaldjtrump.com.

“Given appropriate assurances of security, LR will honor this request,” the university said.

“LR in no way endorses this or any other candidate,” Lenoir-Rhyne President Wayne Powell said in the statement. “However, as part of our commitment to the American political process, we welcome the event and hope it will inspire people to engage in dialog about the values that are so important to our nation. We also hope it will help inspire everyone to vote.”

Trump’s online schedule also listed an appearance Monday at 6 p.m. in Doral, Fla. Trump canceled a Chicago rally Friday in the midst of security concerns.

Joe Marusak

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