Trump: 100 black religious leaders' endorsements coming Monday

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  • Donald Trump's campaign says he will pick up 100 black religious leaders' endorsement Monday
  • The support comes after Trump courted racial and religious controversies

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's campaign says he'll pick up the endorsement of a coalition of 100 African-American pastors and evangelical leaders Monday in New York City.

The real estate mogul and Republican presidential front-runner's campaign announced the endorsement -- which it said will come after a private meeting at Trump Tower -- on Wednesday.
Trump's campaign scheduled an endorsement event for 1 p.m. ET. It has not released the names of the religious leaders who are set to endorse Trump.
    The endorsements would come a little more than a week after Trump stirred racial controversies.
    He cheered a crowd's physical ejection of a Black Lives Matter protester from an event in Birmingham, Alabama, saying the man might have deserved to be "roughed up."
    And Trump retweeted an image of fake, racially-charged crime figures that attribute far more black-on-white murders to blacks than FBI crime statistics show actually happen.
    Trump also found himself in a religion-driven controversy after he claimed several times that thousands of American Muslims in New Jersey cheered the 9/11 attacks. There's no evidence that actually took place. Still, Trump has said hundreds of Twitter followers have tweeted at him, saying they saw the same thing.