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Donald Trump to Speak at Sold-Out Event for City Club of Chicago

Trump announced he was running for president on the GOP ticket earlier this month

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    Businessman Donald Trump speaks to guests gathered for the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center on May 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. The event sponsored by the Republican Party of Iowa gave several Republican presidential hopefuls an opportunity to strengthen their support among Iowa Republicans ahead of the 2016 Iowa caucus.

    Following his recent announcement of a presidential bid, celebrity businessman Donald Trump will speak at the City Club of Chicago Monday. 

    The event, scheduled for June 29 at Maggiano's Banquets, has already sold out. 

    Described by the City Club as "the very definition of the American success story," Trump will likely discuss both his business ventures and his candidacy on the GOP ticket. 

    According to Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun-Times, Trump will be joined at the City Club event by his daughter Ivanka and son Donald Trump, Jr. 

    Trump's campaign is based on job creation and finances, declaring that he would be "the greatest jobs president God ever created" during his presidential announcement on June 16. He made his candidacy official on June 22. 

    While it is debatable how well Trump will fare in the election, there's a good chance he will play a big role in the upcoming nationally televised Republican debate in August. Those who rank in the top 10 in national polls, which includes Trump, are eligible to take the stage during the debate. 

    Trump faces several candidates vying for the GOP nomination, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Marco Rubio. 

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