How much do Trump’s MAGA super PAC event’s tickets cost? Entry to Bedminster golf club fundraiser starts at $250K
A pro-Trump super PAC is reportedly holding its first fundraising event on May 22 at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster, New Jersey. Two people familiar with the planning told Politico that the minimum price for entry is $250,000.
All proceeds from the event will go towards Make America Great Again Action, a super PAC spearheaded by former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. The former president is expected to make an appearance at the event, which reportedly includes reception and a dinner.
Lewandowski was roped in by Trump in February to oversee the super PAC following his White House exit. This is the second big-money coalition Trump has formed. He launched the Save America PAC shortly after the November election, raking in tens of millions of dollars in fundraising.
According to Politico, both groups could be used to boost Trump's favorite candidates in the upcoming mid-term elections next year. Save America PAC has reportedly already conducted polling on a 2022 primary contest featuring GOP Rep Liz Cheney, who drew ire from Trump and his allies after she joined nine other House Republicans in voting to impeach him in January.
Having said that, this will be the first fundraiser at Bedminster since Trump's White House exit. The 45th POTUS is expected to spend the summer at the golf club instead of the Mar-a-Lago estate in South Florida, his primary residence.
MEAWW previously reported how Republicans were flocking to the oceanfront resort hoping to cash in on Trump's popularity during fundraisers held at the former "Winter White House."
From Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Lara Trump, plenty of Trump loyalists have made the pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago. His presence is what many Republicans believe is vital to their success, with tickets for such events costing around $4,000 per person and $8,000 for a couple. Millions have already been poured into the coffers of GOP candidates like Sanders and Utah Senator Mike Lee.
While he was president, Trump hosted regular events at several of his properties, including The Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, and the Trump Tower in New York City. Reportedly, the properties have earned an income of around $12 million from the events held by various campaigns and political groups.
Recently, MEAWW also reported how at least 60 people in President Joe Biden’s White House had links to a liberal Washington DC think tank that did not disclose its funding, raising concerns about progressive "dark money."
According to the Daily Mail, the think tank 'Center for American Progress' was one of several lobbying groups and policy bodies that did not disclose the source of their fundings. The center was founded in 2003 by John Podesta, who worked closely with two former Democratic presidents — Bill Clinton (White House chief of staff) and Barack Obama (counselor to the president). Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, was on the board of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the organization’s advocacy arm, between 2011 and 2013.
In January, days after Biden took oath as the 46th president, Bloomberg Quint reported that he gained from record-breaking donations (of over $145M) that anonymous donors gave to outside groups supporting him and that the people will never know who actually helped him to win the White House last November. The question about Biden benefiting from “dark money donations” was also raised at the time.