CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will be in Charlotte Sunday to hold an event that was previously scheduled for last week.
A Hillary Clinton campaign official first announced that Clinton would be in Charlotte Sept. 25. However, Clinton delayed her trip by a week after Charlotte's mayor said in an interview with CNN that while she appreciates both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton showing their support, it may be better if those visits wait.
"What I want to say is that we appreciate the support of candidates, we appreciate that they are concerned about Charlotte," Roberts said. "If there would be a way to delay those visits in terms of giving us a chance to get our city back to order and back to more of a state of normalcy, that would probably be ideal."
"As I said, I think both candidates are making plans," she said. "And if possible, I would encourage them to come at a later date. We really appreciate their support. We appreciate the nation's support. Our hearts are heavy here today with what's going on."
Gregg Watkins, Communications Manager of Mayor Roberts' office confirmed to NBC Charlotte that the mayor had not personally reached out to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton and she had not officially asked them not to come. Watkins said that Mayor Roberts' concerns lie with having sufficient resources in the city for an official visit from either candidate.
The reason for Clinton’s visit has not been released.
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