Donald Trump attends Hawaiian-themed party thrown by longtime donor, supporters say they miss him

The former president has been found in the company of fellow Republican leaders and sympathizers at a number of fundraising events at his properties of late


                            Donald Trump attends Hawaiian-themed party thrown by longtime donor, supporters say they miss him
Former president Donald Trump with Joe and Mary Korff (Joe Korff Facebook account)
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Former president Donald Trump on Thursday, April 15, attended a Hawaiian-themed Luau party organized by longtime donor Dr Peter Lamelas at Mar-a-Lago and was accompanied by his second son Eric Trump and his wife Lara. The Republican leader, wearing a blue suit with a diagonally striped blue-and-white tie, was seen laughing in the company of a man named Joe Korff and his wife Mary. Curetivity, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which fights pediatric cancer, is the event’s beneficiary. Reactions came in pouring for the former president from his supporters with some saying they missed him. Some also called him "our AMAZING president".

The Daily Mail obtained pictures of the party showing attendees sporting Hawaiian leis while yellow umbrellas were used to resemble palm palapas. According to the nonprofit’s website, it has raised $25million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “ranking us as one of the hospital’s largest non-corporate fundraising partners”. The Mail also said that many of the guests at the party venue were seen without masks amid the pandemic. 

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Trump socializes with GOP leaders, sympathizers

Lamelas, who is an emergency room physician and founded the chain of MD Now Urgent Care clinics in the Sunshine State where Trump has been staying since the conclusion of his presidency. He is set to host another fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on April 24 that will also host Trump and other high-profile Republican leaders like Reps. Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, a report in the Colorado Times Recorder said

Thursday’s event was a pricey one with per couple made to pay a whopping $5,000 and per VIP couples paying $10,000, as per an invitation received by the outlet. 

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Trump is currently socializing with a lot of fellow Republicans and sympathizers in the media. Last week, South Carolina Senator Graham Lindsey, a Trump sympathizer, was seen golfing with the former president at Trump International in West Palm Beach. The duo has been seen spending time at the golf court together a number of times in recent months. 

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Former president Donald Trump with wife Melania  (Getty Images)

Also last week, top Fox News stars were seen visiting Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort for a party hosted by a conservative non-profit which was recently joined by Trump’s chief of staff. Last week, top Fox News stars were also seen descending on the Mar-a-Lago resort for a party held by a conservative non-profit which was recently joined by Mark Meadows, a former chief of staff of the Trump White House. 

Earlier this week, former first lady Melania Trump was seen making her second public appearance in a week when she joined her husband for a dinner at a private table at Mar-a-Lago. It was the seventh time since Trump left the White House in January that Melania was seen in pictures taken by guests and shared on social media.

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Twitter reacts to Trump's big parties

Trump recently attended a mega party held at Mar-a-Lago last Saturday, April 10, where other top Republicans were present as well. The event saw a wide reaction from the liberal camp. Bill Kristol, director of Defending Democracy Together, mocked the GOP saying in a tweet: "He lost. He lied. He disgraced himself. Yet what are Republican big shots doing this weekend? They’re going to Mar-a-Lago to kiss Donald Trump’s ring. The Republican Party’s progress in degeneracy appears to be pretty rapid." 

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The Washington Post Video Editor Jim Rieger said: "The GOP is still Donald Trump’s party. The clearest proof of that: It is still finding ways to pay Donald Trump money.”

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Journalist and author Vicky Ward said in a tweet: “The Trump Show was rekindled privately Saturday night at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., with Donald Trump delivering a speech heavy on his election grievances and with relatively little to say about the future of the party.”

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