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Handful of delegates felt snubbed by Trump ahead of Miami trip


When Donald Trump planned to come to Miami, his campaign contacted its local finance chairmen, supportive politicians and business people and the county Republican Party chief.

But it apparently failed to invite Miami-Dade County delegates to the Republican National Convention. And they weren't happy about it.

Here's a snippet from our story about skeptical Miami Republicans headed to Cleveland:

Amid rumors that a small but dedicated group of national delegates might try to rebel against Trump in Cleveland, a Trump backer recently telephoned Miami delegates to ensure they didn’t plan to stray, several delegates said.

A few days later, Trump’s campaign announced its Miami trip. Delegates outside of local party and Trump campaign leadership felt snubbed: They learned about Trump’s events on the news No one from the campaign reached out to them, they said, and the delegates were only invited to one of the events after they complained.

Trump ultimately canceled his trip. He plans to return to Miami for a fundraiser after the RNC, on July 26.