UPDATE: Donald Trump sounded upbeat as sat down with Hispanic business leaders here in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with Hispanic business owners and attended a private fundraiser Friday in Las Vegas
Trump's Nevada campaign confirmed that the candidate met with several dozen local Hispanic leaders for a round table discussion Friday afternoon at the Trump Hotel Las Vegas near the Strip. The event was closed to local media members, including KTNV.
Staked out at Trump Hotel, spotted Treasure Island Owner Phil Ruffin walking in
— Riley Snyder (@RileySnyder) August 27, 2016
A portion of the event was open to national press, who reported Trump saying the campaign was doing "far greater than anyone understands" in attracting Latino voters.
The Republican presidential nominee is also scheduled to appear and speak at a fundraiser for the campaign and Nevada Republican Party at Harrah's Lake Tahoe in Stateline. A spokesperson for McCarran International Airport confirmed to KTNV that the candidate's plan flew into Nevada around 8 p.m. last night.
Pretty sure that's Irma Aguirre, a Vegas biz owner, in that pic. https://t.co/vD2jc2218j
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) August 26, 2016
Trump was originally scheduled to be in Las Vegas for a rally at the South Point Arena. However, he canceled the rally earlier this week.
The visit is Trump's first since officially becoming the Republican presidential nominee in July. Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence stopped in Henderson last week.