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The event risks deepening the hole in which Trump finds himself, especially if it turns rowdy or violent, as has been known to happen. "We know that there is a strong group of neo-Nazis that would love nothing more than to start fights," Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz) told Slate last week. "And they have nothing better to do, so they'll come do it." Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (D) urged Trump to delay the event; Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) will skip it to monitor law enforcement efforts to keep the peace.
The speech will be a sequel of sorts. A year ago, candidate Trump delivered an address in Phoenix that called for tougher immigration enforcement. He promised to build a wall along the southern border that the Republican Congress hasn't funded yet and to "immediately terminate" the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which remains in place, though the administration won't likely defend it against a legal challenge that nine attorneys general have threatened to file next month. Trump has, though, cranked up immigration enforcement, and he'll likely highlight that.