On 29 July 2016, Cleveland-area news sources reported that Hillary Clinton had added campaign stops in that city as some of her first public appearances following the Democratic National Convention (DNC):
On the heels of her official nomination as the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton added a Cleveland stop to her barnstorming bus tour through two key swing states.
She will stop at noon at A Piece Of Cleveland, a local business that turns reclaimed wood into custom furniture. The event is not open to the general public. It is sandwiched in between two previously announced rallies in Youngstown and Columbus.
Clinton and her running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, will appear at four events in Pennsylvania before ending with a 7:45 p.m. rally at Youngstown’s East High School.
Within one day of the announcement, multiple sources reported that Clinton and Kaine’s Cleveland appearances had been canceled due to scheduling concerns:
The Democratic presidential nominee and her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, were scheduled to appear together at a furniture maker establishment as part of their weekend bus tour across Pennsylvania and Ohio.
According to Fox 8 Cleveland, the campaign said the event was canceled due to time constraints.
On social media, rumors circulated holding that the events were canceled due to anticipated low attendance or a distressingly small number of returned RSVPs:
Clinton-Kaine Have to CANCEL Cleveland, Ohio Event Due to Lack of Interest https://t.co/XWkry2D5fz
— Ulv (@MarceloThor69) August 2, 2016