NEWPORT, R.I. — Campaign officials for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have canceled an upcoming fundraiser in Rhode Island, shortly after the event was announced.

Republican state Rep. Joseph Trillo of Warwick tells The Providence Journal (http://bit.ly/2cmB5qi ) that Friday’s event in Newport was scrapped because of a scheduling conflict. A new date hasn’t yet been set.

Trillo had announced the event Monday morning. Attendees were asked to donate the individual contribution limit of $2,700. The invitation didn’t list the event’s exact time or place.

Trillo says the campaign wanted to keep the event as quiet as possible.

It would have marked Trump’s first visit to Rhode Island since giving a speech in Warwick in April.


Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com