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    Trump to host high-dollar fund-raiser in Boston

    Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke at a campaign event in Briarcliff Manor, New York.
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    Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke at a campaign event in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump will visit Boston on Monday for a high-dollar fundraiser in the Financial District.

    Trump, coming off a Tuesday-night speech in which he sought to modulate the politically toxic tone that has turned off members of his own party in recent days, will fetch $2,700 per individual at the luncheon fundraiser, according to an invitation.

    For $10,000 per person, there is a “photo opportunity,” and couples can qualify as hosts for $25,000, either donated directly or raised.


    The Langham Hotel fundraiser, in deeply Democratic capital of a deeply Democratic state, comes as Trump enters the general-election phase of the campaign.

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    Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has received commitments from enough delegates to sew up the Democratic nomination. Meanwhile, top Republicans are defecting from Trump. On Tuesday, US Senator Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois, said he was withdrawing his support for Trump.

    Trump has angered an already-leery Republican establishment by suggesting Latino and Muslim justices could not adjudicate justly due to their ethnic backgrounds. On Tuesday night, he struck a more conciliatory tone in a speech read on a teleprompter, breaking with his habit of speaking off the cuff.

    The June 13 event benefits Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee between Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee.

    Also on Monday Trump is also expected to make two stops in New Hampshire’s Seacoast region. He will attend a high-dollar fundraiser hosted by Bill Binnie, a local media mogul and former US Senate candidate. He is also expected to speak at a large grassroots event for his supporters.

    Jim O’Sullivan can be reached at Follow him on Twitter at @JOSreports.