Trump Cancels Campaign Rally, Visit To Orlando In Wake Of FL School Shooting

on February 2, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s response to the Florida school shooting (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

President Donald Trump is postponing a campaign rally next week in Pennsylvania because of Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida.

Trump’s campaign says it put off the Feb. 21 rally in Ambridge, outside of Pittsburgh, “out of respect and sympathy for the victims and survivors.”

Trump also cancelled an official trip Friday to Orlando, Florida, to highlight his infrastructure proposal. But he said Thursday he’ll make a separate trip to Parkland, Florida, to meet with families and local officials in the coming days.

Trump is scheduled to spend the weekend at his private club in Palm Beach, Florida.

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1:45 p.m.

President Donald Trump is cancelling a planned trip to Orlando, Florida, on Friday after Thursday’s deadly school shooting in Parkland.

Trump is still planning a separate trip to Florida to meet with families and local officials in Parkland.

White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters says Trump will not make the trip that had been meant to promote the president’s infrastructure proposal.

He was scheduled to spend the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach.

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