Donald Trump is seeking to convince voters in Denver on July 1 at the Western Conservative Summit on the morning of July 1 at 11:30 a.m. MT. He will give a public speech, and then go to a private fundraising event at the home of former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan. The $10,000 per couple lunch event is being co-hosted by Pete Coors and Larry Mizel.
At the summit, Trump will be introduced by by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo, a Trump supporter, has said he is concerned about the candidate's lack of organization in Colorado. Trump did not win a single Republican convention delegate in Colorado this year.
Patrick Davis is now the head of Trump's Colorado campaign. A well-known political consultant, Davis acknowledged that Trump is an unconventional candidate who is running an unconventional campaign. However, Davis said, "We are not as far behind as Hillary Clinton would lead you to believe." The Clinton has campaign offices in several places, including Aurora, Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, and Pueblo. She has dozens of staffers working for her.
Anti-Trump forces are planning a rally near the venue where Trump will be speaking. Among the notables who will appear at the anti-Trump event are former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, Rep. Jarred Polis, and the former head of the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Dierdra Garcia.
The Denver Police Department released a statement yesterday saying that it is "planning for the possibility of demonstrations." A demonstration is planned at Denver’s Civic Center Park, which involves a 9-foot tall, 30-foot wide wall of boxes to symbolize the border wall Trump has promised to build to keep out illegal immigrants. Ian Silverii of ProgressNow Colorado said the planned demonstration is about building “something good for the community." The planned wall of boxes, he said, will be painted by local artists and filled with gifts for local immigrants.