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NAACP: Trump Hasn't Responded to Our Invitation to Speak

Trump would be the first presidential candidate to skip the event in over a decade

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    Donald Trump was invited to speak at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's annual meeting but has not responded, the group told NBC News on Monday.

    The NAACP issued a press release detailing their invitations to both major parties' candidates two months ago, on May 10. If Trump does not appear at the event, he'll be the first presidential candidate to skip the event in more than a decade.

    The four-day event kicks off in Cincinnati on July 16, and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will speak on July 18, the first day of the Republican National Convention, which takes place in another major Ohio city, Cleveland. The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

    The NAACP's annual event comes after racially charged shootings rocked the nation and sent tensions surging; Trump has struggled to respond to the events, releasing a statement last week that inaccurately called the two black men killed by police "motorists."