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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Trump skipping Fox GOP debate to attend AIPAC conference.

Trump skipping Fox GOP debate to attend AIPAC conference. (TOI).

Republican front-runner says he’s ‘doing a major speech in front of a very important group of people that night’

Republican front-runner Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he would skip the upcoming Republican debate to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference.

 The pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC has not yet released its schedule of speakers for the upcoming policy conference, but has confirmed that Trump, along with former secretary of state and Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden, will the address over 18,000 attendees expected at the conference, which runs March 20-22.

Trump said he had only recently found out about the Fox News debate, and wasn’t able to cancel his appearance at the AIPAC conference.

On Tuesday, an AIPAC staffer sent out an email missive to student activists warning them that any disruption during Trump’s appearance at the conference could result in the rescinding of their conference credentials and blacklisting from all future AIPAC events.

The organization later distanced itself from complaints that it was unfairly targeting students, and said that the email was sent in error and without authorization. Hmmm.....Unbeatable as a salesman. Read the full story here.

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