Donald Trump will visit Mexico-Texas border Thursday

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Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds a Henry repeating rifle that was presented to him after speaking at the Republican Party of Arkansas Reagan Rockefeller dinner in Hot Springs, Ark., Friday, July 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump plans to visit the Mexico-Texas border on Thursday.

The billionaire businessman and reality TV star, who has been dominating the GOP primary race since he announced his candidacy last month, will travel to Laredo, Texas on Thursday.

His campaign has announced that Trump will hold a press conference at the border and meet with members of the union that represents border control agents. He’ll address the law enforcement community at a local reception hall.

Trump has spoken in incendiary terms about illegal immigrants, describing them as criminals and rapists in his announcement speech.

He has also been criticized by many in his party for mocking Sen. John McCain’s status as a war hero because he was captured in Vietnam.

KXAN News will have a crew in Laredo for Trump’s visit. We’ll have the full report on Thursday at 5 and 6 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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