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Trump ‘Diversity Coalition’ Holds Hectic First Meeting

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets members of the "National Diversity Coalition for Trump," a day ahead of New York primary on April 18, 2016 in New York City. Trump held a meeting with the group following criticism that he was anti-Latino and that he has gained support from racist groups across the country.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets members of the "National Diversity Coalition for Trump," a day ahead of New York primary on April 18, 2016 in New York City. Trump held a meeting with the group following criticism that he was anti-Latino and that he has gained support from racist groups across the country. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The following is an excerpt from Ali Vitali | April 18, 2016 | msnbc.com |

NEW YORK — As hastily as it was thrown together, it dissipated.

After months of work behind the scenes, the National Diversity Coalition for Trump announced that it would begin its operations on Monday with a press conference at Trump Tower. The group’s CEO, Pastor Darrell Scott, told NBC that Monday’s kick off would include a meeting with Trump at Trump Tower. But when about 60 enthusiastic members of the coalition from various parts of the United States gathered in the Trump Bar a few hours before the meeting was supposed to start, confusion reigned as to where, when, and how Trump would meet to address the group.

The group was born of Trump Organization Executive Vice President and Special Counsel Michael Cohen’s “vision” and includes a diverse group of people who call themselves members.

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