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Sources: President Trump planning return to Arizona after primaries

Sources: Trump planning post-primary trip to AZ
Posted at 10:37 PM, Aug 21, 2018

President Donald Trump is exploring the possibility of returning to Arizona in the next few weeks.

According to two sources familiar with the Trump Administration's plans, the president is looking to hold a rally in Phoenix after the state's August 28 primary.

Possible dates under consideration are September 5th and 6th.

Trump, who has not endorsed a candidate in Arizona's contentious GOP primary between Rep. Martha McSally, Dr. Kelli Ward, and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, was last in the state almost exactly one year ago.

That rally, held August 22, 2017, at the Phoenix Convention Center downtown, saw clashes between protesters and police after it ended.

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A message seeking comment from the convention center was not immediately returned Tuesday night. An online calendar for the convention center did not list any scheduled events for September 5th or 6th, though sources indicated it may not be available then.

A spokesperson for the Arizona State Fair, which manages Veterans Memorial Coliseum, confirmed a representative working on behalf of President Trump had asked about dates in early September but said there was no further information they could provide.