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Trump meets with Hispanic backers in visit to Las Vegas

Updated Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 | 2:56 p.m.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with Hispanic supporters at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas this afternoon.

Trump arrived at the hotel shortly after 2 p.m., where he greeted enthusiastic supporters in the lobby, pointing at them and giving them the thumbs-up sign. He then went into a meeting with Hispanic supporters, according to a tweet from an Associated Press reporter.

On the way out of the meeting, business owner Irma Aguirre called it "amazing" said they'd talked about "the whole gamut."

"We were happy to have him here, happy he's reaching out," Aguirre said.

Trump state director Charles Munoz called the meeting "very productive," though he wouldn't say exactly what was discussed.

Earlier in the day, a larger group of Hispanic leaders met for a lunch where Trump was not present.

Trump is scheduled to appear at a sold-out, closed-to-media fundraiser at 6 tonight at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe in Stateline. Tickets cost $200 a person, with proceeds going to the Nevada Republican Party.

The Republican presidential candidate originally was expected to appear at a rally this afternoon at the South Point Arena, an event the campaign canceled Monday for unspecified reasons.

Meanwhile, former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is in town helping Donald Trump's campaign open a new office in Las Vegas.

A grand-opening celebration for the Trump-Pence Nevada Victory Headquarters is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1110 Palms Airport Drive, Suite 120.

Brewer's term as governor ended in 2015.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.