Donald Trump is touring to El Paso, Texas, on Monday afternoon to carry a “Make America Great Again” rally the place he will likely be touting his calls for for $5.7 billion price of funding for his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
But Trump may also be utilizing the chance to fundraise for his 2020 re-election marketing campaign by promoting tickets for a photograph alternative with the president. The worth — $15,000 every.
Washington Post White House reporter Josh Dawsey shared the occasion invitation on Twitter earlier at the moment. “RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Trump Victory Finance Chairman Todd Ricketts cordially invite you to a photo opportunity and rally with Donald J. Trump President of the United States,” it learn. “Photo opportunity $15,000 to attend.”
Not on the president’s schedule however seems he’s additionally doing a little fundraising in Texas tonight. $15Ok for a photograph, per invite. pic.twitter.com/bPzTO7WVXM
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) February 11, 2019
Although the picture worth appears excessive, it’s truly comparatively affordable in comparison with one other Trump marketing campaign fundraising occasion final September the place the president charged $100,000 for a spot at a roundtable occasion in Washington D.C., an extra $70,000 per couple for a photograph alternative and one other $35,000 per couple for dinner.
By comparability, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton charged at the very least $100,000 per person for a fundraising dinner held in Nebraska in 2016, whereas former President Barack Obama held fundraising events in 2012 that price round $35,800 per head.
Invite to Trump’s fundraiser tonight at his resort: pic.twitter.com/HJJ74ttOhJ
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) September 12, 2018
The Trump marketing campaign workforce additionally fired off emails to supporters on Monday asking for donations of “at least $5” to “help put pressure on the Democrats” over the proposed border wall. Those who donate will then “become an Official Build the Wall Member.”
“I’m headed to El Paso, Texas, today for a huge rally at our Southern Border to show Democrats how much Americans demand THE WALL,” the e-mail learn. “While Democrats refuse to acknowledge the crisis at our Southern Border, the safety of Americans is threatened every day…”
“Just last week, an MS-13 gang member was taken into custody for a fatal shooting on a subway platform in New York City. We’re removing these gang members by the thousands, but until we secure our border they’re going to keep streaming back in.”
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press after assembly with sheriffs from throughout the nation within the Diplomatic Reception Room on the White House February 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Trump will likely be departing for a rally later tonight in El Paso, Texas. Getty/T.J. Kirkpatrick-Pool