The Trump campaign raised a record $50.5 million at a Florida event


The Trump total from the “Inaugural Leadership Dinner” at the Palm Beach, Florida, home of billionaire investor John Paulson sets a record for a single fundraising event.
“It’s clearer than ever that we have the message, the operation, and the money to propel President Trump to victory on November 5,” Trump campaign senior advisers Chris LaCivita and Susie Wiles said in a statement.
Trump, who sat between Paulson and former first lady Melania Trump, spoke from the head table for roughly 45 minutes, according to the campaign official.
The Biden campaign criticized Trump for the high-dollar fundraiser, saying he’s not fighting for ordinary Americans.
Biden and the Democratic Party on Saturday announced raising more than $90 million in March and entering April with some $192 million in available cash in their war chest.
The Trump campaign and the RNC announced raising a combined $65.6 million in March and said they closed the month with $93.1 million in cash on hand.
The Palm Beach fundraiser collected money for the Trump 47 Committee, a joint fundraising operation that includes Trump’s campaign, the RNC and state party committees.
The team has also highlighted its grassroots fundraising operation as a tool that can sustain the president’s campaign through the long haul of the general election.


The campaign of former President Donald Trump reported that it raised an incredible $50,05 million at a fundraiser held in Florida on Saturday. This amount comes as the former president’s political team is trying to bridge a significant financial deficit with both the Democratic Party and President Joe Biden.

The amount of money that the campaign and senior RNC officials disclosed surpasses the $26 million that Biden recently disclosed winning at a glamorous event in New York City that included former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. A record amount of money was raised for a single fundraising event by billionaire investor John Paulson’s Palm Beach, Florida, home during the “Inaugural Leadership Dinner,” hosted by Trump.

Senior campaign advisers to President Trump, Chris LaCivita and Susie Wiles, released a statement saying, “It’s clearer than ever that we have the message, the operation, and the money to propel President Trump to victory on November 5.”.

According to a Trump campaign official and an attendee of the event, Trump gave a traditional campaign speech to wealthy donors at the fundraiser, outlining the three main issues he wants to concentrate on in a second term: maintaining his 2017 tax cuts, protecting the southern border, and lifting Biden’s regulations on electric vehicles.

As the GOP’s primary contest against Biden approaches, a few of the largest contributors to the party are beginning to support Trump, according to the private dinner held at the residence of billionaire investor John Paulson.

The campaign official stated that Trump, who was seated between Paulson and the former first lady Melania Trump, spoke for about forty-five minutes from the head table.

The official stated, “President Trump spoke on the need to win back the White House so we can turn our country around, focusing on key issues including unleashing energy production, securing our southern border, reducing inflation, extending the Trump Tax Cuts, eliminating Joe Biden’s insane EV mandate, protecting Israel, and avoiding global war.”.

Saying that Trump is not fighting for average Americans, the Biden campaign attacked Trump for the lavish fundraiser.

A spokeswoman for the Biden campaign, Sarafina Chitika, said in a statement, “Donald Trump spent his entire presidency lining the pockets of wealthy tax avoiders like himself at the expense of the middle class.”. “Main Street should be the president’s priority, not Wall Street, as the American people deserve.”. “.

An invitation obtained by CNN listed a number of wealthy Republicans as “co-chairs” of the event, including casino mogul Steve Wynn, oil tycoon Harold Hamm, hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, hotelier and space entrepreneur Robert Bigelow, and oil tycoon Harold Hamm.

The cost of participating in the fundraiser varied depending on the position: $250,000 for members of the “host committee” and $824,600 for chairmen. Benefits for high-level donors included dinner at Trump’s table.

However, Trump still has a long way to go in the race for funding.

The Democratic Party and Biden announced on Saturday that they had raised over $90 million in March and had about $192 million in war chest cash as of the beginning of April.

Together, the RNC and the Trump campaign raised a total of $65,6 million in March, and they reported having $93,1 million in cash on hand at the end of the month.

Funds were raised at the Palm Beach event for the Trump 47 Committee, a collaborative effort involving state party committees, the RNC, and Trump’s campaign. A leadership PAC that is a part of the joint fundraising agreement and has funded Trump’s personal legal expenses also profited from it.

Regarding its part, the Biden team has stated that having an early advantage in fundraising has aided in the establishment of campaign infrastructure in crucial battleground states, resulting in the opening of over 100 new campaign offices.

In order to keep the president’s campaign going for the duration of the general election, the team has also emphasized the effectiveness of its grassroots fundraising effort. The campaign reported that contributions under $200 made up 96% of its total for the first quarter.

There has been additional reporting added to this story.

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