President Donald Trump is on a long four-day weekend of campaign fundraisers, despite his Ohio trip yesterday to a Whirlpool factory being an “official” White House event. The president is expected to raise $15 million by Sunday.
Thursday night after raking in $5 million at a re-election campaign fundraiser, Trump returned not to the White House but to his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he is expected to stay through Sunday.
The Trump and Biden campaigns are now close in cash on hand, even though the president had been hauling in far more funds until June, when Biden beat him by $10 million.
On Sunday Trump will visit the Deal, New Jersey home of his late friend, real estate developer Stanley Chera, who died in April of the coronavirus at the age of 77. Trump will headline a 100-person multi-million dollar fundraiser there.
“According to an internal invitation sent to likely donors, to meet the President at a round-table is a whopping $250,000,” The Yeshiva World was first to report. “Cheaper options which include photo opportunities and a reception are $35,000, and a smaller option is $5,600.”
High dollar tickets aren’t the only price of entry.
“For fundraisers with the President, the White House Medical Unit and U.S. Secret Service evaluate all attendees in order for them to gain access to the event,” an official told CNBC. “All attendees must [test] negative for COVID-19 on the day of the event, complete a wellness questionnaire and pass a temperature screening.”
On Saturday Trump heads to the Hamptons home of his son, Donald Trump, Jr., and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle. The former Fox News personality is the chair of the Trump Victory finance committee. She was diagnosed with the coronavirus in early July.
“For Trump’s Saturday afternoon event, tickets start at $50,000 for guests take part in a photo op and watch the president’s remark[s],” CNBC adds. “A ticket for $100,000, get[s] an attendee a seat at a roundtable discussion with Trump. The later event on Saturday will cost up to $500,000 per couple to gain entrance.”
An estimated 30 million Americans are still unemployed, and on Thursday more than 2000 people died of the coronavirus, the highest number since May. More than 5 million people in the U.S. have been infected, and more than 162,000 Americans have died.
Trump’s website hacked and defaced to stop the ‘fake-news’ spread by the president: report
President Donald Trump's website appeared to have been briefly hacked on Tuesday -- one week before the 2020 presidential campaign.
Visitors to the site briefly saw a fake DOJ takedown notice.
"This site was seized," the message read. "The world has had enough of the fake-news spreaded (sic) by President Donald J. Trump."
"It is time to allow the world to know the truth," the message continued.
The message also claimed "secret conversations" prove the Trump administration "is involved in the origin of the coronavirus."
There is no evidence that is the case, experts believe the virus originated in China.
3 ex-Trump Organization executives explain why the president is a disaster — and they’re voting for Biden
MSNBC's Ari Melber asked his guests Tuesday why, specifically, they thought Joe Biden might be better than Trump for America now right now.
"It comes down to one simple thing for me, Ari, and that's race. He's with a man that understands and appreciates diversity over this nation. I think Biden does and I know for a fact Trump doesn't. He will never appreciate the diversity that made this country great," Jack O'Donnell said.
Melania Trump turns her back on #BeBest campaign — and praises husband’s insane tweets at MAGA rally
First lady Melania Trump on Tuesday suggested her husband's unhinged and factually-challenged tweets were actually a good thing for America.
The comments came in stark contrast to the message of her #BeBest campaign against online bullying.
"For the first time in history, the citizens of this country get to hear directly and instantly from their president every single day through social media," she said at a campaign rally in Atglen, Pennsylvania while reading prepared remarks off a teleprompter.
The crowd applauded.
"I do not always agree what -- they way he says things, but it is important to him that he speaks directly to the people he serves," she said.