Is Lara Trump running for Senate? Ex POTUS appears to endorse daughter-in-law's N Carolina bid at fundraiser
Lara has not made any official announcement about running for the Senate seat that will be available after Republican Richard Burr vacates it next year
Former President Donald Trump attended an event for Big Dog Ranch Rescue held on Friday. While there, he gave a spontaneous speech that was shared on Twitter by journalist TA Walker. During the speech, Trump revealed news about daughter-in-law Lara Trump's future in politics.
"I didn't exactly prepare for this, but I was walking by, and I heard everyone screaming," said Trump, who then acknowledged Lara for helping put the event together. "I want to thank Lara, who's been so incredible," he added, before speaking about rumors of her running for a North Carolina Senate seat in 2022.
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Is Lara Trump running for Senate?
While Lara has not made any official announcement about running for the Senate seat that will be available after Republican Richard Burr vacates it next year, her father-in-law said, "I don't know, you're running for the Senate. I hear she's going to run for the Senate!" This was met with loud cheers by the crowd at the Mar-a-Largo dog rescue fundraiser. Since Burr is not running for re-election next year, there are speculations as to whether Lara would try to take his seat - as of now, nothing has been confirmed though.
The Mar-a-Largo surprise appearance comes after the former president spent the afternoon near Trump international in West Palm Beach playing golf. During the event, he also sported his infamous red MAGA cap.
Trump said he believed that the fundraising he was attending was "so great and so important". "I'm with you 100 percent. We had many meetings in the White House and the Oval Office having to do with saving and helping dogs!" he added. The event was hosted by the president and founder of Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Lauree Simmons, who wished to raise $500,000 to aid in bringing 500 dogs from China to the United States of America.
You can watch Trump's speech below.
'Looks like Trump is so desperate for attention'
There were mixed reactions when it came to Trump's speech, as some were delighted and took the opportunity to mock Biden's administration while others said the former president would do anything to stay relevant. "This man is anointed by God. Just the sound of his voice, every person there was so happy!" said one user. Another added, "He is so full of life and charm. While the walking dead sits in the White House,"
He is so full of life and charm. While the walking dead sits in the White House.— Barb_PhillyPa (@1A_IsARight) March 13, 2021
One user who wasn't on Trump's side wrote, "They paid him $225,000 to come up on stage. Money the animal rescue gets from monthly donors who have very little money to give, but thought they were helping dogs, not financing Trump's lavish lifestyle." Another added, "Looks like Trump is so desperate for attention that he'll use a rescue dog fundraiser to stay in the public eye. #SadButTrue"
They paid him $225,000 to come up on stage. Money the animal rescue gets from monthly donors who have very little money to give, but thought they were helping dogs, not financing Trump's lavish lifestyle.— Truth Integrity Logic Biden Won Bigly (@LogicIntegrity) March 13, 2021
Looks like Trump is so desperate for attention that he'll use a rescue dog fundraiser to stay in the public eye. #SadButTrue— Randall Beatriz (@Kewaunee521) March 13, 2021