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NAACP: Trump Hasn't Responded to Invitation to Speak

If Trump does not appear at the event, he'll be the first presidential candidate to skip the event in more than a decade

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    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arrives at RNC headquarters for a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and House Republicans July 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. Later in the day Trump is scheduled to meet with Senate Republicans.

    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 Ohio's other major 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 extremely low approval ratings among minorities and general election voters alike.