ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has scheduled his first campaign appearance in New Mexico — the state with the highest percentage of Hispanics in the nation.
His campaign website announced Thursday that Trump will hold a rally Tuesday evening at the Albuquerque Convention Center as New Mexico prepares for its June 7 primary.
Trump's scheduled visit comes after New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a fellow Republican and the nation's first Latina governor, has denounced him for his past statements about Mexican immigrants and Mexico.
As governor, Martinez has visited Mexico a number of times to promote trade. She has said she wasn't ready to support Trump and wants to hear about his plans to protect the state's military bases.