WATCH: Donald Trump addresses Houston event closed to the press
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event on the day several states held presidential primaries, including California, at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York, on June 7, 2016 (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at a luncheon at the Omni Houston at Westside, Saturday afternoon that the campaign has made off-limits to the general public and the national media who have been accompanying him.

The luncheon is hosted by the Remembrance Project, a Houston-based nonprofit advocates for families whose relatives were killed by undocumented immigrants.

Trump's avoidance of the media comes one day after he was harshly criticized for turning a big announcement over his contention that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya into a promotional event for his new Washington DC hotel

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