President Donald Trump attended up to $ 100,000-per-person in Newport Beach, California, raising funds of tech entrepreneur Palmer Luckey on Sunday, just days after Joe Biden was called a “servant of wealthy donors.” “
Trump said Friday to rallygoers in Macon, Georgia, that “he may be the greatest fundraiser in the world,” but instead chose not to contact Wall Street executives and other wealthy members. elite. But on Sunday night, Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey and his wife Nicole, hosted Trump and top members of the Republican National Committee for a private, closed-door fundraiser. Tickets for Luckey’s home event – which is set to feature live performances by The Beach Boys ̵1; range from $ 2,800 for individual admission to $ 150,000 per couple.
Trump accused Biden of being seen as a “wealthy donor” who was “rich in dry American blood” at a rally on Friday, just hours after it was reported that it was enlarged by the casino and that GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson dropped $ 75 million in presidential re-election efforts, two days before the $ 150,000-each event for Suwey.
Heavy ticket prices for Luckey’s fundraising party allow attendees to enter the house and take a photo with the president, The Orange County Register reported on Sunday.
“[Biden is] a servant of wealthy donors, globalists and special interests who have become America’s bleeding wealth, ”Trump told Georgia rallygoers on Friday, before boasting that he would receive donations from the same numbers if he wanted to do so.
“And by the way I can call these people, each of them will give me millions I am the president, I can call the leaders of Wall Street firms and I will say, ‘hey do give me a favor, can you give me $ 5 million, ‘every single one – but I can’t do that, because you know what? If I do that, I have to do things for them and I don’t want to, I want to I can do the right thing. I can raise more money, I will be the greatest fundraiser in the world but I do not want to do it, “Trump added with a big applause.
The president spent several weeks in the Biden campaign and Democratic Party fundraising figures, with Trump raising $ 248 million in September compared to the $ 383 million Biden had accumulated over the same period.
Luckey wrote to friends on Facebook Friday night that the event at his Orange County estate will feature a live performance of The Beach Boys and the event will be “the last election fundraiser before he returns to focus on rally rallies. battlefield state. “
“I haven’t posted here about politics for four years now, but I need to make an exception for my friends. We will host President Trump at our home in Newport Beach this Sunday,” Luckey wrote. . “The Beach Boys will play live, the sun will rise, and Trump will make America great. If you are interested, hit me and I will give you registration information – be prepared to spin it fast, not a ton of space or time. “
Luckey is the co-founder of Oculus, maker of virtual reality headsets, which he sold to Facebook for over $ 2 billion in 2014 at the age of 21. Facebook bought Oculus just three years after Luckey created his first VR prototype technology to his parents. ‘garage in Long Beach, California. Forbes puts its net worth over $ 700 million.
Luckey maintains that he was removed from Facebook in March 2017 after reports surfaced that he had donated money to a pro-Trump nonprofit who used memes and posts on viral social media to promote his presidential campaign in 2016. Facebook itself was tied to many scandals and accusations of political bias during the 2016 campaign between Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Newsweek reached both Trump and Luckey’s campaign for further sentences Sunday night.
Large campaign donations from individuals and corporate interests began as a major campaign issue in 2020 because Democrats and the Biden campaign opposed Trump’s Supreme Court electorate’s desire to promote the controversial Citizens United case against Federal Election Commission (FEC) since 2010. The ruling ruled that the Free Amendment clause in the First Amendment should prohibit the government from limiting independent spending for political campaigns through of so-called PAC donor groups.