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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:45 AM

With tickets costing $580,600 per couple, Trump's Saturday fundraiser will be his most expensive y

Who's going to fork this out? I would love to see a guest list.


https://theweek.com/speedreads/895927/tickets-costing-580600-couple-trumps-saturday-fundraiser-most-expensive

With tickets costing $580,600 per couple, Trump's Saturday fundraiser will be his most expensive yet
12:12 a.m.


If you want to attend President Trump's Saturday night fundraiser in Palm Beach, you'd better sell that old Renoir on the wall, quickly marry an oligarch, sell a kidney to a despot who really needs it, or ask Mike Bloomberg for a loan.

The $580,600-per-couple event will be held at the beachfront home of billionaire investor Nelson Peltz, and it's Trump's most expensive fundraising event since he took office, The Washington Post reports. The invitation promises dinner and a photo with Trump, the Post reports, and a Republican National Committee official said 30 or so guests are expected. This event will bring in more than $10 million for Trump's re-election efforts.

Since October 2017, Trump has attended at least 48 dinners and roundtable discussions with top Republican donors, the Post reports. Tickets to all of those events started at $50,000. Campaign officials told the Post that while the Secret Service does do background checks, the White House doesn't vet guests.

The Post points out that in 2016, Trump called out his fellow candidates for courting wealthy donors, saying: "Somebody gives them money — not anything wrong — just psychologically when they go to that person, they're going to do it. They owe them." RNC spokesman Mike Reed told the Post that Trump is "the most accessible president in history," and "these roundtables, which previous presidents attended as well, are an opportunity for our supporters to get an update on the campaign and his record as president, all things the president discusses publicly all the time." Catherine Garcia

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Reply With tickets costing $580,600 per couple, Trump's Saturday fundraiser will be his most expensive y (Original post)
babylonsister Feb 14 OP
no_hypocrisy Feb 14 #1
empedocles Feb 14 #4
YOHABLO Feb 14 #2
TwilightZone Feb 14 #3
SCantiGOP Feb 14 #5
struggle4progress Feb 14 #6

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:46 AM

1. How much of the tickets is Trump putting into his own pocket?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:58 AM

4. Likely to be a hefty take

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:50 AM

2. Unbelievably sickening that people would actually pay that much for Trump.

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:57 AM

3. This is why it's difficult to be too upset about Bloomberg...

spending millions of his own money to get rid of Trump and other Republicans and support Democratic causes.

Big money is unfortunately a political necessity in the current environment. At least we know who is financially supporting Bloomberg.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:59 AM

5. The RNC said Trump is one of the "most accessible" Presidents ever

And that is true if you have an extra $580,000 laying around to pay for dinner and photo.
I expect to get something for the money I spend; what is being sold here?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:22 PM

6. $580,600-per-couple fundraiser

Feb. 13, 2020 at 3:50 pm
Updated Feb. 14, 2020 at 5:22 am


By Josh Dawsey and Michelle Ye Hee Lee
The Washington Post

WASHINGTON ... The dinner ... shows how enthusiastically the president has embraced big-dollar fundraising in his bid for a second term ...

It also shows the special access enjoyed by many of Trump’s wealthiest donors ...

“President Trump is the most accessible president in history, both with the press and with supporters,” said Mike Reed, a spokesman for the RNC ...

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/trump-to-headline-580600-per-couple-fundraiser-the-most-expensive-of-his-reelection-bid/

Anybody, rich or poor, can talk to the President face-to-face simply by donating half a million dollars!

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