President Donald Trump plans to hold two high-dollar campaign fundraiser events in Southampton this Saturday, the latest effort by the campaign to expand its war chest ahead of Election Day.
The visit is similar to a Trump fundraising event held in Southampton last August, as access to events featuring the president will cost anywhere from $50,000 to $250,000 per person, according to CNBC. Proceeds from the events will go toward Trump Victory, a fundraising committee for both the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee.
Although Trump is not scheduled to arrive until the weekend, his son Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, a top Trump campaign and RNC fundraiser and Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, attended a dinner on Thursday night. Tickets for the dinner reception started at $2,800 per person, and rose to $50,000 per couple to participate in the dinner, according to CNBC.
Tickets to attend Trump’s Saturday afternoon event start at $50,000 per person for photo ops and access to the president’s remarks, with $100,000 tickets also being sold to attend a roundtable discussion and meet-and-greet. The second event later on Saturday costs up to $500,000 per couple to gain entry, according to CNBC.
The fundraiser comes after the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee raised $165 million in July, compared to the $140 million raised by the Biden Campaign and Democratic National Committee, according to The Washington Post. In both May and June, Biden led Trump in fundraising numbers following the former vice president’s own virtual high-dollar events.
As of June 30, Trump has $113 million cash on hand as compared to Biden’s $109 million, according to the Federal Election Commission.
The visit also comes amidst Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s continued enforcement of coronavirus safety precautions, including the limiting of gatherings to 50 people, social distancing and mask wearing.
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