Donald Trump will soon be endorsed by a coalition of 100 African-American pastors and evangelical leaders, his campaign announced Wednesday.
The Republican presidential hopeful, who claims to have a "great relationship with the blacks," will formally announce the coalition's support in New York City Monday during a press conference at Trump Tower.
Trump's campaign has yet to reveal the names of any of the individuals endorsing him, but says the candidate has scheduled a private meeting with the pastors and religious leaders ahead of his presser at 1 p.m. ET Monday.
Earlier this week, Trump was slammed by members of the media for retweeting a graphic containing false crime figures which claimed 81 percent of white homicide victims were killed by blacks in 2015.