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Heavy Police Presence, Large Crowds Expected As Trump Visits Phoenix

The president will hold a rally downtown Tuesday night after visiting a Marine Corps base in Yuma, Ariz., along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Then-candidate Donald Trump speaks at Phoenix's convention center in October 2016. / AFP / Getty Images

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton says he's "under no illusions" that President Trump will heed a late hour plea to postpone a campaign rally planned in his city for Tuesday night.

"We don't want to cancel the presidential visit overall, but a delay would be the appropriate action by the White House," Stanton said at

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