Public invited to Trump’s speech at minority business meeting

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump

Plans are set for Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s visit to Charleston next week.

Trump, a real estate mogul and reality TV star, is scheduled to speak from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Charleston Area Convention Center.

The event is part of the annual meeting of the Greater Charleston Business Alliance and the S.C. African American Chamber of Commerce, which is expected to draw about 500 attendees.

Trump’s address is free but limited to 1,200 attendees. To register, visit, click on “2015 Annual Meeting,” and then click on “Trump registration.”

Priority will be given to those attending the three-day convention, which starts Wednesday.

Other events are open only to those attending the full conference.

Karen Finney, spokeswoman for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, will join national and state legislators and local politicians at a Legislative Roundtable Luncheon on Wednesday and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican presidential candidate, will speak on Friday.

This is Trump’s third trip to South Carolina this year.

He also is scheduled to attend U.S. Sen. Tim Scott’s town hall event at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Koger Center in Columbia.

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