Trump spokeswoman denies media report that Ohio rally cancelled

Demonstrators react after the cancellation of Trump's campaign event in Chicago, Illinois, on March 11, 2016.
Demonstrators react after the cancellation of Trump's campaign event in Chicago, Illinois, on March 11, 2016.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A spokeswoman for US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday denied a media report that he had cancelled an Ohio rally because of security concerns.

The Cincinnati.com news website had quoted Eric Deters, a local spokesman for Trump’s campaign, as saying the candidate’s Secret Service security detail could not complete preparations in time to hold the event on Sunday at Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Convention Centre.

But Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in an e-mail: “We don’t know Eric Deters. There has been no cancellation.”  

 

Trump also said in a tweet that the reports on the cancellation were false.

Ohio is among five states holding primary elections on Tuesday.

A Trump rally in Chicago was called off on Friday after scuffles between Trump supporters and protesters.