A mid-September conference on historically black colleges and universities remains on track, the White House said Wednesday, despite reports that it has been postponed.
Omarosa Manigault Newman, an assistant to President Donald Trump and communications director for the White House Office of Public Liaison, said the summit has been moved to the White House campus from a hotel in the Virginia suburbs of Washington.
The conference is planned for Sept. 17-19, with the bulk of the work scheduled for Sept. 18, she said.
Some organizations and lawmakers had called on the White House to scrap the conference after Trump blamed “both sides” for violence between white supremacists and their opponents during clashes last month in Charlottesville, Virginia, where one woman was killed.
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