Donald Trump scouting locations for 'policy speech' in Arizona

Posted at 10:24 AM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 08:09:58-04

Donald Trump may be in the Valley next week for a "policy speech," ABC15 has learned.

Mesa city spokesman Steven Wright said Trump's campaign is seeking a location that could hold 500-plus people. Aug. 31 is the expected date of the speech.

It remains to be seen what Trump may talk about, but he has recently softened his tone on illegal immigration.

Robert Graham, chairman of the Arizona Republican Party said he would be one of the first to know if Trump did confirm a visit to the Valley.

"Arizona is obviously ground zero for a lot of the policy debate that's been happening in the country, so there has been talk that he'll come back here," said Graham.

He added that Trump had a good chance to win over the Hispanic vote in Arizona.

"What I'm finding in Southern Arizona, in some of the more dense Hispanic populations, is that people get excited about him in the sense of jobs," he said. "They're still working on some of the things he said early on, but at the same time people say, 'Hey I'd rather have a job and be able to put bread on the table.'"

Trump has already visited the Valley four times since July 2015. See details about his visits in the map below.

We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.